Jameis Winston calls suspension a “learning experience”

AP

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston spoke to reporters for the first time since his three-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, and repeatedly apologized for his behavior and promised to make changes.

Winston’s punishment stemmed from an incident in which he was accused of groping a female Uber driver, and he made references to wanting to grow.

“I know I have hard work to do to regain the trust of this community,” he said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.

When Winston was asked for specifics about the incident, he replied: “I’m just focused on moving forward. That’s all I can do is grow and learn from this situation. It’s a learning experience. I’ve worked hard in this community since I’ve got here and I’m going to continue to work hard on and off the field.”

Winston said he spoke to his teammates and apologized, saying he didn’t want to be a distraction to the team.

Prior to Winston talking, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter addressed Winston’s situation, saying it was disappointing and adding: “Being a leader starts with leading yourself.”

Winston said all the right things during the press conference, pointing out that his son was born the day his suspension came down.

“I’m seeing things from a different perspective, learning that I’m gonna have to teach that man to respect women and live his day-to-day life [the right way],” he said, via Jenna Laine of ESPN.com.

Of course, it’s one thing for Winston to say those things. After a series of incidents through his college days in which he ended up apologizing and talking about the need to grow up, it’s time for him to show that he’s serious through his actions.

58 responses to “Jameis Winston calls suspension a “learning experience”

  1. One would think all the stuff he went through in college would have also been a “learning experience”.
    This guy is just “country” stupid. Apologies to those who live out in the country.

  2. Well at least Lameis is smart enough to see it as a learning experience so in three years when he is out of the league he’ll understand how learning experiences work so he won’t get tripped up with the line, “you want fries with that?”

  3. There is a part of his brain that just goes off and thinks it can do whatever. When that part takes over he assaults,steals and offends. It’s part of who the guy is and we all know it. Meanwhile he will try and sell his image as a good guy while often appearing to be so. Fact is …sometimes he’s not.

  4. That’s the same thing Garoppolo said about dating an adult film actress.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just saying that anything can be a “learning experience.”

  5. Seems like he has a lot of learning experiences that he learns nothing from. Another way to look at it is he keeps getting away with criminal behavior because he can throw a football.

  6. Winston’s problem is that he does not have a functioning guilt mechanism. That he has to “learn” that it is wrong to assault women is astounding.

  7. Winston should be a member of Mensa with all of the learning experiences he’s had over the years…

  8. For what seems like a decade, this clown has said all the right things.

    Too bad it’s just empty words.

  9. varsitynotjv says:
    July 26, 2018 at 11:17 am
    Says all the right things and does all the wrong things

    ______________

    Wait…this was the right thing?

    I’d hate to see what saying the wrong thing looks like. Raise the bar homie

  10. Dumb as…NO! Dumber than a Sack of Hammers! But I still didn’t do it.. This guy will be out of the League in a year or two, He is just one of those guys that think Laws and Social standards do not apply to him.

  11. First three games are Eagles, Saints and Steelers. He pretty much flushed his team’s entire season right down the old T-bowl. Great teammate. There will be similar stories written in the future about this selfish clown.

  12. Actually, he didn’t say all the right things. He said things that sound like the right things. But the right thing would have been to come clean on what happened.

    As for teaching his son, um, maybe it would be better if he learned first. If you don’t know that grabbing a woman by her privates is wrong, how could you possibly teach your son the finer points of “respect”. You can’t even get the more basic issues right.

  13. He should teach his son that respect is earned through your actions and not given just because you’re a woman or a man.

  14. I believe that 99% of all PFT posters, if given the chance to play and make the large sums of money that is possible in this league, for ourselves and more so for our family s and loved ones, we would not need multiply chances to understand you cannot do these thing(s) over and over again! He should jump to high heaven to be given a chance to play in the NFL, so that alone makes me wonder about the character and morality of this guy. I always thought that Marcus Mariota was the far better choice of these two talented QB’s because of Winston’s past history. Winston is now at the edge of the cliff of no return and if he screws up just one more time, he will be tossed from the league permanently. Wise up Winston it’s your last chance.

  15. Jameis Winston is in his mid-twenties and just learned that sexually assaulting women isn’t okay, especially after a rape investigation in college? The Tampa front office has to be alarmed by this situation. Their franchise QB consistently displays poor judgment and a lack of common sense off the field after multiple run-ins with the law. On top of that, he’s not a very good QB. Winston lacks the IQ necessary to be a productive NFL QB. They need to move on and not resign him.

  16. I’m sure the victim is relieved to know that this was a learning experience for him… smh…

  17. The biggest issue to me is that Jameis is definitely not stupid. In fact he is pretty intelligent. It’s not an intelligence problem, it’s a character problem and that’s probably worse.

    I agree with 7timechamp’s post above:
    There is a part of his brain that just goes off and thinks it can do whatever. When that part takes over he assaults,steals and offends. It’s part of who the guy is and we all know it. Meanwhile he will try and sell his image as a good guy while often appearing to be so. Fact is …sometimes he’s not.

  18. Obeying the law is a learning experience?

    I guess I’ve been learning for a long time.
    I’ve never been arrested. Maybe I’m doing something right?

  19. So I have to ponder what are the chances Fitzpatrick holds the job? Granted, based on natural talent Lameis should win the job, but Fitz is no dummy and can learn what the coaches want from him to earn the role while the FO figures out their next step (away from Winston).
    If TB FO is making the separation steps, would another franchise risk bringing in Winston? With Kap still looking for work, there could be some wild tryouts when the fans voice their views on who they bring in!

  20. I played college, minor league baseball and the OF for a professional hockey’s softball team (later in life). It is AMAZING how many girls just throw themselves at you. The hockey thing was 10X more, which was surprising.

    Sexual assault is about control and just something fundamentally wrong with you. It’s not about sex. Mr Winston has a line out the door for that but he has a fundamental problem that I don’t think has ever been fixed by therapy, jail or ‘learning’. There were so many girls at every turn, the thought of ‘sexual assault’ just never even occurred to me. It occurred to me after a friend was raped. I’m lucky to be wired right (as are most of us).

    The stealing is a bit different. The Law does not apply to the entitled or fundamentally flawed. They find out that it most certainly does.

  21. Jameis Winston couldn’t learn anything on the learningest day of the year with an electrified learning machine

  22. It’s always a learning experience Name is jameis FYI, if you end up in cuffs next time, I don’t think that line is going to work.

  23. It’s always a learning experience Jameis FYI, if you end up in cuffs next time, I don’t think that line is going to work.

  24. Birdie048 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    So I have to ponder what are the chances Fitzpatrick holds the job?

    If he does we may see our next protest against social injustice. I’m not sure that means what they think it means.

  25. “it’s time for him to show that he’s serious through his actions.”

    You mean, as he has already done for the last 2 1/2 years?

    At what point do we stop acting like this incident just happened yesterday?

  26. Birdie048 says:
    Granted, based on natural talent Lameis should win the job, but Fitz is no dummy
    – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Glad to see my new name for him is catching on. His “act” has become tiring and Lame.

  27. Meanwhile, a certain Giant player has learned its ok to sell FAKE game worn jerseys, since there was NO consequence for committing FRAUD!!
    That’s how things work in Rogers world.

  28. I heard part of that presser.
    Typical PR BS.
    The guy isn’t smart enough to write that himself.
    Cut the bum.
    Do you want lemon with those crab legs

  29. He’s not intelligent, at all. You can’t listen to this guy speak and think he has an ounce of intelligence. The “Eat a W” speech, the “You skrong?”speech, and now he claims this is a learning experience. You cannot possess intelligence, and act & speak the way he does.

  30. Well, sexual assault is ten times worse than selling fraudulent apparel in anyone’s world. Eli should’ve been suspended and fined. Winston should be in Angola.

  31. Always nice to read a piece like this that was prepared by a lawyer. Don’t worry about Tampa and FSU fans because they’ll all just say it was lies and support you anyway. That’s how the NFL Player / Fan relationship works……As long as you play for their team.

  32. Move forward…check
    Learning experience… check
    Something about community…check
    Work hard… check

    And there we have it, the standard BS by a suspended NFL player. Nice job

  33. kingthielenscourt says:

    July 26, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    WOW you guys REALLY don’t like this guy do you?

    __________________________

    From female point of view, I haven’t seen anything much to like about Jameis Winston.

  34. The Bucs need to move on.
    Don’t pay him another dime.
    If it looks like he is owed via contract, forget it.
    Lawyer him to death over it.
    Use that cash to bolster the team and look for a good young QB to grow.
    Fitz is a smart/good guy.
    He’d make a good mentor to bring someone along over the next year or two.
    They are not close enough to where a QB will push them over the top.
    They need to rebuild the Def and find a young QB.

  35. Sure, Winston is a little better than Fitz but TB would save money AND A LOT OF HEADACHE by dumping Jameis-and it certainly does look like they’re moving on doesn’t it?

  36. A learning experience? Didn’t he say the thing after each of the incidents at FSU. I guess he’s not a very fast learner.

  37. There’s still time to redeem himself if he actually walks the talk, Heck, Big Ben and Vick did.

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