JOINT STATEMENT BY FLORIDA STATE INTERIM PRESIDENT DR. GARNETT S. STOKES AND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS STAN WILCOX
As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families, coaches, teammates, the Department of Athletics and Florida State University. Student-athletes are expected to act in a way that reflects dignity and respect for others.
As a result of his comments yesterday, which were offensive and vulgar, Jameis Winston will undergo internal discipline and will be withheld from competition for the first half of the Clemson game.
The University and athletics department will have no further comment on the matter.
Interim President Garnett S. Stokes
Athletic Director Stan Wilcox
A whole Half a Game??? What a joke. Don’t know what he said but if it was worthy of punishment it’s gotta be for the whole game (at the very least). This symbolic gesture is representative of what is wrong with college sports and unworthy of an institution of higher learning – oh, I forgot we’re talking about FSU wherein football is much more important than academia.