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All Eyes on Winston
NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-The pimple-faced, 19-year old, Red-shirt freshman with the big smile, named Jameis Winston, who led the Seminoles of Florida State to a perfect (13-0) season, an ACC Title, and a BSC National Championship, won the Heisman Trophy in an awkward ceremony after a scandal-ridden season.
Because, despite escaping an alleged sexual assault charge, the hatred for the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback will continue to hound him and haunt him in the future just like boxer Mike Tyson, who unlike Winston was convicted of rape and spend three years in prison, as he subconsciously tries to convince the masses he is innocent.
Why? Because, according to SI Wire reporter Tim Polzer, the attorney for the woman who accused him of rape said her client plans to file a civil lawsuit against the Heisman Trophy winner, the Tallahassee Police Department and possibly Florida State University.
As a result, Winston must stay clear of any conflict or potential conflict while maneuvering on and off campus this season. This includes his current relationship with his now-girlfriend Breion Allen.
Why? Because, his activities will be monitored and his social life examined from up close and afar as possible private investigators spy on him.
Winton, despite his young age, also must be aware of disgruntled SEC fans from rival schools who could be trying to conjure up schemes to entrap him or incite him on Facebook through posting pictures, twitter accounts and Instragram messages, especially while some continue to question his integrity and innonence.
With that said, life could become a little stressful for this Heisman Trophy winner as his private life becomes public interest.
Therefore, he might need a bodyguard to protect him from the outside world as well as from himself until he gets drafted or until this sexual assault charge against him goes completely away, if ever.
Why? Because, he walks in the same dangerous shoes as Johnny Manziel, who paid the price of instant fame, which seemingly, setups players’ like Manziel and other young college kids up for failure as they stumble through their adolescence years making bad choices and decisions, while a cast of shady individuals in the form of agents, hustlers, groupies, gold-diggers, so-called friends, professors, booster club members, and alumni- all try to get a piece of the gold at the end of the rainbow.
Sadly, it’s the game within the game, which no one ever tells you about.
But, it must be played.
However, it must be played carefully and cautiously.
So, “Famous Jameis,” be weary of false friends, fake fans, forbidden fruit, and parasites posing as reporters.
Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television, with a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Managing Editor of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org