Reports: Jameis Winston to be suspended three games, will not appeal

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Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is expected to be suspended for three games as a result of the accusation that he groped an Uber driver in March of 2016.

The looming suspension was first reported by ESPN Radio in Tallahassee and has now been confirmed by multiple reporters.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Winston is not expected to appeal. The NFL has broad authority to suspend players, so an appeal likely wouldn’t do much good. An appeal that stretches out so long it lasts into the 2019 season could also cost Winston a lot of money: A three-game suspension in 2018 would cost him $124,000, or three-seventeenths of his 2018 base salary of $705,000. But a three-game suspension in 2019 would cost him $3.7 million, or three-seventeenths of his 2019 base salary of $20.9 million.

What is unclear is whether Winston is being suspended because the NFL’s investigation verified the woman’s claim that Winston groped her, or because Winston failed to disclose the accusation. NFL rules require all players to voluntarily come forward if they are accused of any violations of the league’s personal-conduct policy. Winston may profess that he didn’t grope the Uber driver, but he was aware of her accusation and he didn’t disclose it.

One way or another, Winston is likely to miss the first three games of the season.

52 responses to “Reports: Jameis Winston to be suspended three games, will not appeal

  1. Well I give him props for not appealing.

    He listened to some good advice from somewhere finally.

  2. Is it bad that I automatically think that these players are innocent because there are so many deceitful money hungry people out there?

  3. It’s just further validation that a punk doesn’t change his spots. Would have easily skated onnthis at FSU but he’s in the real world nowmwhere he actually has to answer to somebody

  4. I always forget this guy is in the league until he does something stupid

  5. If hes being suspended then so should his rape cover guy Ronald Darby.

    -Eagles Fan

  6. It’s still less than what players get for consuming a plant. Great work, NFL!

  7. Why would he appeal when Zeke Elliot demonstrated that you have no chance of beating the NFL. I have no idea if this particular accusation is true or not but I find it a bit disturbing that you can get suspended for failing to report any wild accusation that someone might choose to make. The NFL loves to make their players look bad for some reason so any accusation that is reported will automatically be leaked to the media by the NFL office and then everyone will assume that you did whatever you’re accused of. If you’re unscrupulous and don’t like a particular team, go ahead and tweet out some horrible accusation against their best player.

  8. jimnaizeeum says:

    June 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    The “will not appeal” speaks volumes.

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    Maybe speak volumes as he know from the previous NFL suspension of Tom Brady and Ezekiel Elliot that it would be nothing but a waste of time.

  9. sceaglesfan says:

    June 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    This is not the actions of a franchise QB.

    sceaglesfan says:

    June 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    This is not the actions of a franchise QB.

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    This is the admitted action(s) of POTUS. Go figure.

  10. jimnaizeeum says:
    June 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    The “will not appeal” speaks volumes.

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    Zeke and Brady. If the NFL can suspend two higher profile players then they can definitely suspend Winston with blinking an eye without fear of an appeal.

  11. ‪Thank God for the Bucs it wasn’t “more probable than not that he had at least general knowledge of under inflated footballs” or else he would’ve gotten 4…‬

  12. NFL Network is reporting “several games” They said they will not confirm the 3 games reports.

    To me “several” is more than 3. So obviously NFL Network has some information that it could be more than 3 games.

  13. Wouldn’t the fact he’s out for 3 games that they prob would have lost be an excuse for the coaches more than it putting them on a guaranteed chopping block tho?

  14. What is unclear is whether Winston is being suspended because the NFL’s investigation verified the woman’s claim that Winston groped her
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    Absent evidence or an admission that is not possible. There is a big difference between verify and believe.

  15. It’s getting to the point that teams are going to start hiring trollops to falsely accuse other team’s players in order to force a suspension.

  16. Everyone knew what they were getting when the Bucs drafted Winston: so-so QB with big character problems.

  17. After the Elliott situation, I’m not going to automatically assume Winston is guilty. The NFL is not this country’s legal system, either.

  18. Yes….he’s not exactly perfect if I remember. Thinking about rape allegations – and also stolen seafood from Publix?? I knew when he came in he’s be another Aquib Talib. (and the Bucs have the largest arrest quotient of the entire NFL)

  19. jimnaizeeum says:
    June 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    The “will not appeal” speaks volumes.

    108 35 Rate This

    i guess the innocent until proven guilty idea doesnt resonate very well with you either?

  20. No mention of criminal charges. If he’s guilty enough to be suspended, he alsp needs to be indicted for sexual assault.

  21. Spygate happened but was an overblown mess about 30′ of camera position but during bountygate & framegate(deflategate) you were informed thusly but it didn’t stop the gleeful troll armies from getting their jollies at the expense of pats, saints etc fans.

    So, regarding the NFL’s caprice in wielding Article 46 to manage season outcomes, and in my best Debbie Reynolds voice,

    Told you so, told you so, told you told you told you so,

  22. truecowboyfan says:

    June 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    Is it bad that I automatically think that these players are innocent because there are so many deceitful money hungry people out there?

    90 140 Rate This

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    It’s probably because your a Cowboys fan and most fans of the Cowboys are trash just like the scum team owner of the team. If you think that everyone of these girls that come forward is lying you should really take a good look in the mirror because that’s a terrible way to think. For everyone one girl that lies and is just money hungry there are probably 10 that don’t report it or there accuser gets away with it.

  23. Mathew Keen says:

    June 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    If hes being suspended then so should his rape cover guy Ronald Darby.

    -Eagles Fan

    93 18 Rate This

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    First off where do you get rape from? They said groped not raped. Read the story. So the groping cover guy should be suspended is what your saying? While both are wrong. I would definitely say rape is worse. Which Winston was accused of in the past. Maybe Winston is another Darren Sharper

  24. Cut Jameis, trade for Nick Foles & a 3rd for Tampa’s 1 in 2019…Tampa first 3 games are brutal, Saints-eagles-steelers and this is a huge year for Tampa, they start 0-3 (which they will), they’re done

  25. grant35 says:
    June 22, 2018 at 11:01 am

    He’ll miss gms vs the Saints, Eagles, Steelers. Not a good slate for a backup QB.
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    Nope. Those are games Winston would lose anyway, but now they are Fitz’s to lose. And he will. Really, if you have to miss three games he couldnt have asked for better ones. Games hed lose anyway, then come back to a more manageable opponent in the Bears.

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