By Liz Gunn || Florida State’s Heisman winning, recently suspended, always in trouble quarterback is primed and ready for the NFL. It’s truly a shame they make football players “serve” for three years before entering the draft. His talent level coupled with his narcissistic personality disorder is exactly what the league is all about right now.
Everyone in the country was talking about Jameis Winston Friday night when it was announced he would be suspended for not just the first half but for the entire game against Clemson. It was a big deal for a lot of reasons. The most glaring one being that they changed the severity of the suspension less than 24 hours before game time.
Back-up quarterback, Sean Maguire, had less than 24 hours to prepare himself to be the hero. It was no longer just getting to half time without any catastrophies, he now had the pressure of starting and finishing a prime time, conference game with major implications. What a huge stage this turn of events set for his potential break out as a star athlete, right?
Sadly, Maguire could have had a record setting night at Doak Campbell Stadium and I doubt anyone would have noticed. Sure, he would have been recognized for leading the team to victory, which he did, but Saturday night in Tallahassee all eyes were on the wrong quarterback.
All eyes were on the guy who dressed out in full uniform and pads, knowing he was suspended for the entire game. The guy who donned a ridiculous gold chain and meandered about the sidelines like an assistant coach and cheerleader all night. The guy that ABC cut to every chance they got.
Before last week I was pretty indifferent about Winston. He seemed like an immature, entitled athlete with more talent than sense – but doesn’t that apply to a lot of college super stars? However, after his most recent antics and the way ABC, ESPN and FSU handled the situation I was downright disgusted. It’s no wonder the NFL is home to so many wife beaters, child abusers and criminals when the NCAA prepares them for it by barely slapping them on the wrist for the same kinds of offenses.
I’m no doctor, but I think it’s pretty clear that Jameis Winston is a narcissist with some sort of personality disorder. He’s dangerously impulsive, thinks he deserves special treatment and clearly lacks empathy for others. When I said he’s ready for the NFL that was obviously a jab at the current PR state of affairs within the organization. Winston doesn’t seem to be mature enough for college football, much less the NFL.
Narcissists love attention. ABC, ESPN and FSU all gave Winston exactly what he craves most – the spotlight. You would have thought he was injured the way they had a camera on him all game, and rarely spoke of anything else. The guy was benched for being a dumbass. Why were they giving him this much face time?
Three years ago Brandon Marshall announced that he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. He was on the verge of losing his wife, his friends and his multi-million dollar career. Since then he has sought treatment for his illness to deal with the subsequent problems caused by BPD and in May of this year signed a 3 year extension with the Chicago Bears worth $30 million. He is a great example of someone who with the help of those close to him was able to recognize a problem and address it before it had life altering results.
I hope someone from FSU, Winston’s family or one of his handlers is at least considering the fact that he may need to seek professional help too, before he loses it all. I know he’s just a kid at only 20 years old, but he’s a kid with a hell of a lot to lose if he doesn’t get it together fast.
Liz Gunn is a wife, mom, author, businesswoman, travel enthusiast, food snob, fashionista, lover of great wine and the No. 1 Gamecock football fan … ever. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she lives in Columbia, S.C. with her husband and daughter.
Let’s see if we can name the ideas that Libertarians have that aren’t totally wacked.
1. The drug war was (is) partly about dietary laws, which is nuts
2. Seizing property as a party to a crime, and selling it without due process is fascist
3. (I’d mention abortion, but they’re too kooky to pin down)
4. Military bases around the world was and is a bad investment.
5. Foreign aid doesn’t seem to be doing any good
6. Government wastes a lot of money
7. Religion shouldn’t be allowed to restrict the freedoms of the non-Religious for god’s sake
8. Monetary policies just might have a bunch of opaque conspiracy shit we should know about in them
9. Good old boy licensing, zoning, eminent domain, etc. is bad shit
10. The political party system is corrupt as a mafia poker game
11. A person should be able to pay for his own suicide at any hospital
12. A woman should be able to sell her coochie
13. A person should be able to place a bet
14. A citizen should have the expectation of privacy from the law without a warrant.
“Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons”. – Frank Zappa
Frank should have replaced “Republicans” with “Politicians”
I’ll defer to Frank.
Very selective on your quotes lately. Dave Chappelle was actually closer to the truth.
ZAPPA – ….the Democrats stand for nothing except “I wish I was a Republican” and the Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons.”
You’re a real ball buster, Mr. Christian..
Frank speaks the truth – Democrats have the right message, but no spine.
Read an excellent article by Chris Hedges on Alternet today about the merging of Democrats and Republicans into one corporate controlled entity.
He did. See comment below.
“Weasels Ripped My Flesh”
“Didja Get Any Onya?”
Frank reminds me somewhat of Marilyn Manson without the heroin.
Moving to Montana Soon
Still have a hard time believing Frank said No to drugs???
I too was disgusted with the way ABC/ESPN broadcast the game giving Winston more air time than the actual game. I have expressed my displeasure both to them and the ACC. Neither FSU nor Winston got it with the suspension. Was supposed to be a punishment not an anointment.
This. I thought the same thing. Had Clemson won, they probably would have interviewed Jameis to get his “thoughts” on it.
Faux Suspension University is only concerned with one thing. Winning another national championship. He could behead three cheerleaders on the 50 yard-line of Doak Campbell Stadium ISIS style at halftime with 85,000 witnesses present. The Tallahassee PD, Free Seafood University Administration, the coach and the athletic director would all claim it was self defense and Jameis would go on his merry way.
Raise your iPhones to authority – point, click and publish! Everyone should practice with someone to make sure they do not miss an opportunity to catch authority in action!
Every second counts – hold the phone sideways – steady the phone. Do not take the lens off the action.
The two klempsun starters dressed out at uga earlier this year. No cameras on them however, cu is the only team of the two to allow suspended players in pads on sidelines during games this year. All in!
Who were these two players?
“The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.”
Maybe the Heisman Trust should remove “with integrity”.
agree… of course this is the same organization that gave one to Gino Torretta
Damn Liz…. Narcissistic with a personality disorder,dangerously impulsive and lacks empathy for others?
Winston? Euwe max and Buz Martin.One got caught plagerizing shit from his idol David Duke last night night and the other verbally assaulted Mande several times and in a very personal way for her opinion article.
Keep up the good work.Maybe you can do an article about why liberals are so sensitive and hateful toward others when you disagree with them.
Hateful commenters run amok with no regard for party lines. I’ve been bashed by both. Especially those posting anonymously under random & varying screen names.
“The guy was benched for being a dumbass.” This gal should go to work for ESPN, haven’t heard more accurate or succinct commentary on Winston and his self-inflicted troubles.
Indeed, he is a dumbass. But he is also an alleged RAPIST. This is an important detail to note. Maybe he has some sort of mental illness. But let’s not confuse having a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder with being a THUG.
This from a recent editorial cartoon (damn! we can’t show it!)
A lawyer is in the locker room standing next to a giant chalkboard with many X’s and O’s on it. On the bench is a hulking monster in full gear. The lawyer is explaining, “REMEMBER! At HOME these are HUGS and KISSES!”
What’s most baffling is the guy has made All ACC Academic honor roll for 4 straight semesters and is a member of the 3.0 + GPA club. So for people to paint him as dumb, is factually inaccurate. Narcissist? Maybe. BPD? Maybe
Being dumb and acting like a dumbass are are unfortunately not mutually exclusive.
Which can be quickly proven by taking a brief look at our political class. Lots of Rhodes and Fulbright scholars without a lick of common sense.
Future wife beater/child abuser.
I can’t blame them for putting the camera on him. Clemson and FSU were stinking up the place.
Good article. It was the Winston show Sat night. What a jerk. Put his ass in the NFL now, let him go the Tebow way… get him outta my sight. Once he gets up there with the big boys things have a way of changing.
…”it’s pretty clear that Jameis Winston is a narcissist with some sort of personality disorder.” Jean Toal has gotten away with her narcissism and personality disorders quite successfully for decades.
But no one ever suggested she is anything other than a drunk.
And the hits for Mr. Winston just keep coming – looks like his sexual assault investigation is back in the spotlight: https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/david-cornwell-tweets-jameis-winston-will-cooperate-with-fsu-s-title-ix-investigation-145302548.html
One day we’ll realize that paying swollen ego’d, shrunken genitalia’d men millions of dollar to play a kids game is foolish. (Lingerie football makes complete sense, pro football = bread and gladiators)
But the gladiators were confined before being sent to the arena.
Oddly though, women (and men 9″) could hire them out for the night to be “satisfied”.
Thanks for keeping me in your prayers;).My army buddy’s on TDY. He doesn’t make me pay.
Free Shoes University. Some things never change.
Great article Liz!
Please have a word with Mande on how to write one.
If you are such a dam fan why the hell were you not in Nashvegas with the rest of us? Instead of watching a 2014 verson of Scam Newton run around like a dam Hyena on the sidelines. Give your tickets(if u have any) to real fans.
Screw you. I was watching OUR game from home.It ended before the Clemson game and …omg…even had commercials! Am I not a real fan for not watching those too? I guess to be a real fan you have to travel to every away game? I’m so sure you do that. I have season tickets at Williams Brice, not that it’s any of your business.
38 years in the same seats and yes i do attend all away games. Hope you and your little black dress with cowboy boots will come by for a “fuzzy navel”
come by the parking spot that should say
Tony sits in the top deck in his tight black jeans, garnet tank top high tops, and pencil ‘stache with that damn 250 lb piece of ass he brings .. Keepn it real and ugly 30 plus years
yep top row so when I fart my hair can blow ole lady an all