Jameis Winston parts ways with his agents

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Somehow, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston‘s representatives managed to persuade the NFL to suspend him only three games for sexually assaulting an Uber driver. Their apparent reward was to get fired.

NFLPA records confirm rumors that made their way to PFT HQ on Friday: Winston has parted ways with his agents.

Jameis has been represented throughout his NFL career by Greg Genske and Kenny Felder, a pair of baseball agents who had limited football experience.

As it was explained to PFT on Friday, Winston initiated the move. It’s nevertheless possible that the agents were the ones who decided to move on. (We’re currently trying to nail that specific fact down.)

By rule, Winston must wait five days before hiring a new agent. It’s unclear whether he moved on from Genske and Felder knowing who would replace them (if Jameis indeed fired them), or whether Winston simply decided to make a change.

If Winston doesn’t have someone else already lined up, he could have trouble finding new representation. Said one prominent agent when asked whether he’d want to represent Winston, the agent said, “Would you?”

65 responses to “Jameis Winston parts ways with his agents

  1. Seems like a mature response. That’s why I have always thought:
    Dak Prescott > Famous Jameis

    Dak does not have the entire skill set that Jameis has, but he also doesn’t throw two inexplicable picks a game either.

  2. Naturally…it must have been the agents’ fault, right Jameis? I predict this is the beginning of the end for Mr. Crab Legs. If he stinks it up this year when he finally does get on the field, the Bucs could cut him and I don’t think anyone would sign a serial sex offender. He better have saved some of the money he made on his rookie contract. This guy is a blight on society.

  3. This dude is going to ruin himself and his family name because of childish bs. He’s about to be done in the NFL and I can’t imagine him doing anything worthwhile in the real world.

  4. Ben Roethlisberger. I will say this every time people talk about groping vs. two rape charges against Big Ben, and the consequences that came after both.

  5. Another reflection on his 10-cent head.

    I was a Buc fan from 1979 until 2015. When they drafted him over Mariota, I turned in my card. Koetter wanted Mariota, and was force-fed inFamous Jameis.

    From the moment they allowed Chucky to force out Rich McKay, the Glazers have shown to be hapless owners. Nothing will change until ownership changes.

  6. Man there are some super negative nellys on this board…This dude has no where go but up from here.

    He got wise and will probably hire real NFL agents, possibly CAA. They could have made this go away in a better manner than a couple of baseball agents.

    Football agents know where the pressure points are and where to squeeze Roger.

  7. The absolute definition of passing the buck. This cat just won’t survive the scrutiny. It’s the fault of everyone else, right Jameis?

  8. ninerfan81 says:

    July 2, 2018 at 9:24 am

    This dude is going to ruin himself and his family name because of childish bs. He’s about to be done in the NFL and I can’t imagine him doing anything worthwhile in the real world.
    ———————-
    DID RUIN HIMSELF AND FAMILY NAME lol

  9. Or maybe his Agents split ways with Shameis? Quick Shamesi, call Drew Rosenbag he’ll take anyone and turn this around making you the victim in Arizona! “How dare that Uber driver throw her crotch into Shameis’ hand”…..

  10. Meanwhile, the Titans are in the playoffs and Marcus Mariota has zero criminal convictions.

    In today’s politically correct world, it still blows my mind they picked Jameis over Mariota. All things being equal, I’ll take a guy who’s 90% of the athlete as the competition, if I am 90% sure that that competition is an immature coddled brat.

  11. “Said one prominent agent when asked whether he’d want to represent Winston, the agent said, “Would you?”
    _____________

    Great rhetorical question but he doesn’t actually say he wouldn’t do it himself. And agents aren’t exactly known as the great moral soap boxers of our time.

  12. I am not convinced on who initiated the move really. Agents are business people first and foremost and Winston with his high maintenance and odds of complete implosion weighed against the dropping likelihood of him ever being a source of max contract commissions was starting to not stack up as good business. It even strikes me that its in the agents best interests for it to go down as Winstons move (because then they dont look like they bail in the face of adversity) so I can imagine them being happy to let him think that and say it publically.


  13. Ben Roethlisberger. I will say this every time people talk about groping vs. two rape charges against Big Ben, and the consequences that came after both.”

    Go ahead. What consequences were there for Jameis after the rape accusation at FSU?

  14. motleytrap says:
    July 2, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Ben Roethlisberger. I will say this every time people talk about groping vs. two rape charges against Big Ben, and the consequences that came after both.”

    Go ahead. What consequences were there for Jameis after the rape accusation at FSU?
    ———————————————————–

    FSU and Winston both reached separate settlements with the woman who accused Winston of rape.

    I am not sure if Big Ben reached financial settlements with his accuser(s).

  15. revolutions529 says:
    July 2, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Ben Roethlisberger. I will say this every time people talk about groping vs. two rape charges against Big Ben, and the consequences that came after both.

    Ben Roethlisberger was not charged with rape. Not once. Not twice. He was ACCUSED. He police investigation stated that there was no evidence of a crime at all but his behavior was despicable. And every Steeler at the time and even now has always agreed. Then in swift fashion – the NFL suspended him 6 games – a proactive move that was not only supported by the Steelers organization but highly encouraged. And it was a HUGE WORLDWIDE story and controversy for quite some time. Not to mention highly humiliating to him personally. But who needs facts when trying to stir the pot with a hidden racist post.

  16. Some people here are basically saying “ehhhh what’s the big deal about a little groping?” It is sexual assault. If you don’t think so then you may be finding yourself in jail soon.

    Let us not forget the 2012 RAPE at FSU. I will not call it a “rape accusation” The girl is credible and the evidence is overwhelming that Jameis is guilty. He got away with it in 2012. We all know that and the case should be allowed to be re-opened.

    The league is desperately trying to sweep this away and move on from it and hope people just move on as well. I will not. If Jameis is allowed to play in this league ever again I can not and will not support that. I will protest it. I love the NFL and am not going to sit idly by and let rapists be employed by a league I love and support.

  17. Said one prominent agent when asked whether he’d want to represent Winston, the agent said, “Would you?”

    Agents will do anything for money.

  18. “Man there are some super negative nellys on this board…This dude has no where go but up from here.”

    I wouldn’t say that. He could easily end up in jail if he doesn’t smarten up fast.

  19. According to a police report obtained by ESPN, the alleged incident occurred April 9. A 23-year-old woman told police she met Conley in the elevator of the downtown hotel and he brought her back to his hotel room. She alleges that after she declined an offer of group sex with Conley and two friends, Conley had sex with her, then kicked her out of the room.

    The woman reported the incident and then went to a local hospital, where a rape kit was administered. But the woman also refused to speak to police, according to the report.

    LEADER!

  20. freefromwhatyouare says:
    Let us not forget the 2012 RAPE at FSU. I will not call it a “rape accusation” The girl is credible and the evidence is overwhelming that Jameis is guilty. He got away with it in 2012. We all know that and the case should be allowed to be re-opened.

    I don’t think this can be reopened as FSU paid the $950K to keep it out of the courts. I am not sure if James paid anything or even got community service. But he was allowed to play in the National Championship game.

  21. “Ben Roethlisberger was not charged with rape. Not once. Not twice. He was ACCUSED. He police investigation stated that there was no evidence of a crime at all”
    +++++++++++++
    He was smart enough to pay off duty cops to guard the bathroom door for him. Case closed. He’s a rapist and everyone knows it.

  22. The Bucs probably will play Winston after his 3 game suspension because he’s way better than Fitzpatrick. However, Jameis won’t win many games and the Bucs will have to bring in someone else.

    Man Winston was a horrible draft pick by the Bucs!

  23. When no one in their right mind would represent you, who ya gonna call? Rudy Giuliani. That would be hilarious.

  24. Maybe I’m partial to Mariot’a because I was lucky enough to have been stationed in Hawai’i from 06-14 and had UH season tickets even though he played for Oregon. The kid has the moxie you want in a QB like my QB at 1 Patriot Place Foxborough. But it just goes to show what happens when Belichick assistants leave our organization, they turn stupid. Licht should’ve taken Mariota. You don’t see him acting like a clown. Jameis had these issues AT FSU! The red flags blow my mind. Licht should cut Jameis and call it a day. “This is simply the right transaction to do.” And MOVE ON. I would rather lose 10 games with Fitzpatrick, than win 10 games with Jameis KNOWING the crap you’ll hear. Tampa May not be the herald, globe, or WEEI. But Winston will get it and hear it FOREVER.

  25. I’m not an agent (obviously), but I would represent Jameis Winston in a heartbeat!

    The guy is in the final year of his rookie contract, and even with a fifth year option, the likelihood is that he will sign a new deal in the next 12-18 months.

    Keep him on the straight and narrow for that long, collect whatever % commission him signing that contract brings, then if he falls flat on his face again you drop him like a hot potato.

  26. Big Ben had two rape charges against him and last I checked he’s still in the NFL… The alleged incident happened in 2016 . You’ll act liked it happened last week.. Since then two years later I haven’t heard anything else that has involved Winston.. I’m not saying he’s a saint but you wanna be “GM’s” act this just happened in January.. I guess the Cowboys should have cut Zeke too .

  27. “says:
    July 2, 2018 at 9:35 am
    Man there are some super negative nellys on this board…This dude has no where go but up from here.”
    ========================

    LOL, it could get a LOT worse for Jameis. He’s only suspended not banned. He’s not in prison and still has his job.

  28. Guess you could say Jameis took advantage of them..

    This timing will make the agents look great in the long run. He is going nowhere quick. Has not played like a #1 pick even with his deplorable off field conduct

  29. El Guapo says:
    July 2, 2018 at 9:17 am
    Seems like a mature response. That’s why I have always thought:
    Dak Prescott > Famous Jameis

    ——————-

    Prescott has 2nd round grade and fell to the 4th because he was arrested for dui/speeding the month before the draft. If you are going to contrast other qbs from that draft to Jameis, you picked the wrong guy. Mariotta is the guy.

  30. Funny thing about big Ben is the club that Steelers would only make him pay and cover and no other players.
    I’m disappointed in winston,but why wait a yr to do something and he damages his rep if he didnt do this.
    U root for bucs not players.
    My 2 cents.

  31. Makes sense. Try and shift blame or make it look like your cutting ties to straighten your life out. Bottom line he gets it. One more f up and he is toast. Most of these clowns know that third strike is the fatal one.

  32. Winston needed new representation. He wanted to continue to grope and rape everyone in sight and his agents were thinking he should just cut down on his interceptions.

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