Jameis Winston Investigated by Florida State for Signing Autographs for Money
FSU quarterback Jameis Winston appears to be in hot water again. After their victory over Syracuse on Saturday, Winston was approached by head coach Jimbo Fisher, who asked if Winston had signed autographs for money, which Winston denied.
James Spence Authorization, the same sports memorabilia company that was linked to Georgia star running back Todd Gurley, has in its collection, over 900 pieces of memorabilia signed by the star QB. While neither the NCAA nor the ACC has begun an investigation into the matter, Florida State University’s compliance department has begun its own investigation into how James Spence Authorization obtained such a large number of signed items. The compliance department has been rather busy this season.
It is believed that the items in James Spence Authorization’s catalogue likely came from the same person and were submitted at the same time, due to the sequential serial numbers of the item, and the fact that James Spence authorizes items as they receive them, and assign serial numbers in sequential order. Among the items received were jerseys, footballs, mini helmets and a crab. The NCAA is trying to determine if Winston, like Gurley, received any compensation for the autographed items, which, as we all know, is the worst thing a college athlete can do.
Winston is already facing a disciplinary hearing on whether or not he violated the school’s code of conduct in the alleged sexual assault incident back in 2012, and his various other antics, such as stealing crabs and shouting “F*** HER RIGHT IN THE P****” have been well documented. If both of these recent accusations are true, then it could mean the end of the talented, yet crazy, quarterback’s college career.
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