Jameis Winston becomes a father for the first time

Getty Images

Last Thursday wasn’t a good day for Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. Friday was considerably better.

Via Jenna Laine of ESPN.com, Winston’s fiancee gave birth to his first child on June 29. The baby boy has been named Antonor, after Winston’s father.

The birth came a day after the NFL suspended Winston three games to start the season for violating the Personal Conduct Policy in connection with the sexual assault of an Uber driver.

Winston spoke last month about the importance of becoming “that perfect role model” given the looming birth of his first child. Obviously, Winston has a long way to go.

46 responses to “Jameis Winston becomes a father for the first time

  1. Winston says all the right things…Does all the wrong things. Hope this serves as a wake up call. Congratulations on what should be a life changing event.

  2. I can fondly and vividly recall my father (like many men, the greatest role model in my life), telling me when I was a young boy about the day of my birth. “When I saw your mother holding you in that hospital bed,” he said, “it was like a lightbulb turned on above my head – I knew right then and there that life didn’t revolve around the bar or the weekend party any more.” As other commenters have suggested…hopefully Jameis had a similar revelation.

  3. I’m guessing the transformation of Jameis began not with his recent statements, but at the moment he first held his son in his arms and looked him in the eyes … one can only hope.

  4. Congrats to JW. Don’t listen to this SJW whining over BS.

    Take care of your family – wife and new born. That’s priority #1. My advice no rush on Kid #2 give it a couple years , parenting is not easy especially today.

    Again Congrats and best wishes!!

  5. @mrthirtytwo

    So you think he actually reads the garbage on here and he wants YOUR advice?

    WOW

  6. I’m a retired cop. Plenty others in here too and Vets. NONE OF US ARE SJW’S. Just warriors.

    He’s a PERP.

    I have 4 daughters. Jameis will do the wrong thing to someone who has a warrior for a boyfriend or father and when that happens, let’s hope that person doesn’t ruin his life by snapping. Because I’d ruin mine.

  7. Sadly some never learn but often their kids do…if he doesn’t change his son will see him for who he is. I’ve seen sons who barely want to be around their dad for very good reason. Mom has a big role to raise him with morals and ethics in case dad doesn’t change. But I do hope this sets him straight. If having a 9 month pregnant fiancé didn’t then this is the only shot for this guy to wake up in life. A lot of guys don’t see what they have till it’s gone!

  8. he seems to take football seriously and being a personally accountable and reliable person not so much. hopefully he will take the responsibility of fatherhood seriously and realize he cannot be a good one without being accountable.

  9. ^^^^ All the washerwomen and gossip mongers spreading negativity.

    Congrats to the new mom and dad!

  10. Values a tad bit different. I hope he and the baby’s mama can make it work. I wonder what her family is saying? She’ll have half of his stuff soon.

  11. Appreciate the why of most of the comments – he deserves some ridicule for his behavior. But the birth of a child is a blessing no matter your past. I agree with @broncosroe….there are really only two things that can change a man’s life dramatically. He has both now. Here’s hoping he turns it around. Rooting against someone for the sake of it isn’t really cool.

  12. correction…he becomes a father for the first time, where he publicly acknowledges this kid is his….

  13. Fiancee. smh Let’s see if he sticks around and actually raises the kid.

  14. TruFBFan says:
    July 5, 2018 at 8:05 am
    Appreciate the why of most of the comments – he deserves some ridicule for his behavior. But the birth of a child is a blessing no matter your past. I agree with @broncosroe….there are really only two things that can change a man’s life dramatically. He has both now. Here’s hoping he turns it around. Rooting against someone for the sake of it isn’t really cool.

    —-

    I totally agree with you. Bradygirl12 also had a great comment, as well. I also hope that Winston gets help and turns his life around for his son’s sake.

    Congratulations on the new baby.

  15. backintheday99: “He’s a perp”

    What has he been found guilty of?

    As a retired cop, I hope you realize that “snapping” and “ruining your life” would make YOU a criminal, not him.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.