FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Hopes to Avoid 'Manziel Disease'

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2013

On Sunday, Florida State Seminoles redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston drew quite a bit of attention. And you guessed it, it was related to Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel.  

Here's how the whole thing went down, via Perry Kostidakis of FSView:

Kostidakis added, however, that Winston meant nothing disrespectful by the comments and was more speaking on a need to remain careful when in the spotlight:

And then he dropped the mic:

Of course, as David Hale of ESPN notes, it's not always that easy: 

Until Winston earns the starting gig as QB—he's currently in a positional battle with redshirt sophomore Jacob Coker—he won't have to worry about being "afflicted."

Winston is considered one of the top young players in the ACC—he also plays baseball. He was a relief pitcher and outfielder for the Seminoles last year.

As for football, he completed 12-of-15 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns in the Garnet and Gold spring game. 

Standing at 6'4", 225 pounds, he and 6'5'', 240-pound Coker have the size and running ability to be dangerous in 2013. Hopefully the charismatic Winston can avoid another outbreak of "Manziel disease." 


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