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Florida Sate head coach Jimbo Fisher was a guest on WDAE-620 AM with morning hosts Tom Jones and Rick Stroud on Friday and went off on some of the reports about Jameis Winston, calling them character assassination and half truths.

Fisher also talked with Jones and Stroud about having Winston as his starting quarterback the past two seasons and raved about his leadership qualities and why he thinks he will be a successful NFL quarterback.

Of course, what else would you expect from a coach, but Fisher who has been vocal in his support for Winston over the last 15 months, certainly sounded passionate and sincere.

But make up your own mind, and listen to the full interview below.

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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cremdonado
cremdonado
6 years ago

Its apparent in today’s media that conjecture and half truths are fully acceptable ways of reporting a story to suit the viewpoint or needed slant,depending on the article being written. I seriously wonder if the media would treat Winston differently if he was a white kid.I’m sure you would hear more about his intelligence and him almost going to Stanford and that the crab leg incident was a prank or miscommunication between him and the store employee who hooked people up… Its evident anywhere you look in today’s society that racism and bigotry are alive and well~ consider how many… Read more »

jongruden
jongruden
Reply to  cremdonado
6 years ago

Here we go with the unfair bias reporting of a minority athlete (race card), excuses, excuses, excuses. Name another collegiate athlete white or black that had as much off field troubles as Winston in one year? 1. shoplifting 2. cursing obsceneties at student body then lied to caoch about incident later 3. stealing soda in Burger King 4. bb gun fight around campus shooting out windows 5. accused of rape A lot of misconduct for a white, black or purple player if you ask me. Lets not make the excuses for bad behavior it was HIS actions alone

DCGoth
DCGoth
Reply to  cremdonado
6 years ago

Today’s media? I worked in television up until 2005. It really hasn’t changed much, in my opinion.

As far as comparisons, Leaf was a drug addict. Winston doesn’t compare well to Leaf, regardless of skin color. Personally, I’m not big on comparisons, good or bad. Each player is unique to themselves and should ultimately be judged upon their own merits, but not until they’ve been given a chance to succeed or fail.

Bucko40
Bucko40
Reply to  cremdonado
6 years ago

Cus everything is about Race. WOW. If Winston hadn’t done all the off field incidents there wouldn’t be one person questioning his status as a #1 selection. Fact is he has shown repeated immaturity for 3 years.

Bucko40
Bucko40
6 years ago

Jimbo your as classless as the QB you employed. At least Coach K had the balls to call a spade a spade when confronted with the same situation. Answer this, Why would a victim make up a story and submit herself to the ridicule she has endured for 2 years? Why? She has never seemed money (ala-Greg Hardy). She has seeked justice, not fame or fortune.

surferdudes
surferdudes
6 years ago

Well Bucko,since you believe Jameis is guilty, and no woman has ever lied about being raped, go choose another team to root for. Jameis Winston will be the Bucs QB hopefully at least the next 10 years. Nice knowing ya bye, bye.

Bucko40
Bucko40
Reply to  surferdudes
6 years ago

And your ok with women being raped and getting away with based on the assailants social status. What does that say about you as a human being.

Horse
Horse
6 years ago

He was not charged nor convicted of rape. My concern with Winston as of now is has he corrected his throwing technique. I believe he has. Baseball wasn’t good for to him. Just my opinion.

KINDERRT
KINDERRT
6 years ago

Some people just don’t get it (Bucko), in America you are innocent until proven guilty! I hope you never served on jury duty as the person on trial was guilty before he entered the courtroom.

surferdudes
surferdudes
6 years ago

I’m O.K. with Winston because I as in me personally, don’t believe the cleat chasers story. You believe her word no matter what the evidence. If you’re a man or woman of conviction Bucko, you’ll not be a fan of the Bucs any longer, because Jameis will be our QB going forward, and I’m glad to have him.

scubog
scubog
6 years ago

It’s no wonder they burned all those innocent people accused of being witches in Salem.

georgehicks