Jameis Winston cannot stay out of trouble.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner has been suspended for top-ranked Florida State’s game against No. 22 Clemson Saturday after standing up on a table and yelling “f*** her right in the p***y!” from the top of his lungs in the middle of the FSU student union on Tuesday.
Winston was originally suspended for only the first half, but Florida State announced late Saturday night that, because of findings from the school’s ongoing investigation, the QB would sit out the whole game. Sophomore Sean Maguire, who’s thrown just 26 career passes, started in Winston’s place.
— ESPNU (@ESPNU) September 20, 2014
Making matters even stranger, Winston came out of the locker room Saturday night in full uniform and began going through pregame stretches before coach Jimbo Fisher sent him to the locker room to change.
It’s just the latest in a series of off-the-field incidents involving Winston, who has been accused of (but never charged with) raping a fellow FSU student and convicted of stealing a bag of crab legs from a grocery store last year.
The suspension was announced Wednesday in a statement from athletic director Stan Wilcox and interim university president Garnett Stokes.
Here’s the statement, courtesy of Warchant.com.
As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families, coaches, teammates, the Department of Athletics and Florida State University. Student-athletes are expected to act in a way that reflects dignity and respect for others.
As a result of his comments yesterday, which were offensive and vulgar, Jameis Winston will undergo internal discipline and will be withheld from competition for the first half of the Clemson game.
The University and athletics department will have no further comment on the matter.
Winston’s comments came to light Tuesday after several FSU students tweeted about hearing them.
The phrase comes from an Internet meme that originated with a fake video of a TV reporter saying it on the air. Deadspin notes that the meme has inspired various people to shout the phrase on live television.