Jameis Winston’s Heisman Speech And The Fallout

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Saturday night Florida State QB Jameis Winston became the youngest Heisman Trophy winner ever at 19 yrs, 11 months, 8 days old. Now, as Homer once said, “In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!” And a lot of people have been questioning Jameis Winston’s wisdom, grammar skills, enunciation, manners, etc.

Not only did Winston’s speech consist of poor grammar and poorly enunciated words, but the lack of a handshake or hug and failure to mention his fellow nominees in his speech, made Winston seem as if he was there all by himself.

The criticism came no louder than from Sean Thompson, Producer of The Morning Show. When discussion of the speech and the outbursts on Twitter that followed came up, Sean came right out and said that “as a black man, I cringed”. This lit the phone lines, text lines and Twitter up immediately. Some Tweets agreeing with Sean, some not so much.


Listen to the audio here and decide for yourselves. Was Sean right? Was he way off base?

Tell us in the the poll or in the comments below, what do you think?

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