FSU QB Jameis Winston answers question about 'Manziel disease'
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston created a buzz at media day when he answered a question about catching Manziel disease.
Florida State held their local media day on Sunday, an opportunity for the players to reflect on the first week of fall camp. Redshirt freshman Jameis Winston, currently in a battle for the starting quarterback job with sophomore Jacob Coker, was asked a question about "Manziel disease."
"If I ever get Manziel disease, I want all of you to smack me in the head with your microphones," Winston responded.
It seems that this quote has been taken out of context, so let's get some background from Rivals' D.C. Reeves.
For context, the reporter used the term 'Manziel disease' in his question to Winston, he just repeated it. #FSU— D.C. Reeves (@Warchant_DC) August 11, 2013
The reporter was likely referencing the distractions that come with being a young star quarterback. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher says the quarterback competition is still open, but many believe Winston -- the two-sport star who also contributed to Florida State's Top 10 baseball team -- will ultimately be under center to start the season.
Winston is very outspoken -- Orlando Sentinel's Coley Harvey called him the "designated team goofball" -- but I do not think he was planning on taking a dig at Manziel. The reporter asked a question about "Manziel disease," and Winston tried to put a funny spin on the question with the crowd.
Both the North Carolina governor and attorney general have endorsed ECU for the Big 12
Now you can permanently re-live Marshawn Lynch's greatest moment as a Golden Bear
Tyrone Prothro will be an intern coach for the Panthers at training camp
Clemson's star quarterback had to share the votes with Brad Kaaya, Lamar Jackson and other...
Ohio State's quarterback once considered quitting, now he's figuring out how to lead the Big...
Athletic director Sandy Barbour thinks rival programs are spreading lies about the Nittany...