If you haven’t heard this story, it’s a pretty funny one. Earlier this week, FSU QB and reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston got in some trouble for standing on a table and yelling, “Fuck her right in the pussy!”
Now, this wasn’t a some random choice for your outburst. The phrase Fuck her right in the pussy gained much attention after a reporter had a little “incident” in January.
Soon thereafter, a handful of videos popped up with random video bombers belting out the absurd phrase. So now it’s become one of those things. For example:
And now back to Jameis. Jameis has of course been through his fair share of controversy already. Last season, he was constantly plagued with a sexual assault charge for most of the season; no charges ended up coming from the affair. This spring, during baseball season (Jameis also plays baseball) Jameis got in some legal trouble for stealing crab legs from a supermarket, which was caught on tape. He apologized.
And today, it was announced that Jameis will be suspended for the first half of #1-ranked FSU’s game this weekend against #21-ranked Clemson.
FSU announces Jameis Winston is suspended for the first half of the Clemson game.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 17, 2014
Jameis has admitted to the outburst and apologized for it.
Winston: “I did something, and I’ve got to accept my consequences.” Said it’s going to “eat him up” to not be out there.
— Corey Clark/TDO.com (@Corey_Clark) September 17, 2014
This has to be one of the biggest bullshit suspensions of all time. I mean, you don’t suspend people for half of games. It was absurd when the NCAA did it to Johnny Football last year and it’s absurd that FSU is doing it to Winston this weekend. If you’re going to suspend a guy, you suspend him. At least a game — a full game.
A one-half suspension is literally telling him, We have to do this for PR reasons but we want to win more than we want to punish people for doing bad things so we’re going to suspend you for just one half. It says absolutely nothing more or less than that.
And, on top of that, it’s a benign thing to be punished for. So he stood on a table and yelled, Fuck her right in the pussy. Not the nicest thing in the world to tell but people do way, way, way worse all the time and get away with it. They get away with it because people turn their heads to it.
I don’t think he should be suspended. But, if you’re going to suspend someone, you don’t suspend them for one half. That’s absurd. Either do it or don’t, but don’t half-ass it. That’s just insulting our intelligence.