Keyshawn Johnson says there’s ‘something wrong’ with Jameis Winston
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson did not hold back when weighing in on the drama surrounding Jameis Winston, saying there’s “something wrong” with his former team’s franchise quarterback.
Winston is expected to be suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to sources, after a protracted investigation into an incident in March of 2016 in which he was accused by a female Uber driver of groping her during a ride in Arizona.
The victim alleged that Winston “reached over and he just grabbed my crotch,” per a BuzzFeed report that broke the story wide open last November.
Johnson, who enjoyed a long career at ESPN as an NFL analyst before the network declined to bring him back after the 2015 season, weighed in on the troubling Winston situation during an interview this week on Los Angeles’ KSPN-AM 710.
“When I saw [the Winston report] I thought, ‘Man, you just can’t stay out of trouble.’ And there’s something, and I’m not a doctor, nor do I plan on being, but there’s something wrong with you,” as transcribed by JoeBucsFan.com.
“If this is in fact true, the fact that you keep coming up with some type of sexual behavioral problems towards women, there’s something wrong mentally. I don’t care what anyone says. There’s something wrong.”
Winston previously was accused of sexual assault during his time at Florida State. Winston was never charged in that incident and reached a settlement with his accuser in a civil suit. And that was not the only legal entanglements that Winston was forced to navigate during his college career.
The Buccaneers unquestionably have to be concerned with the fallout of Winston’s alleged off-the-field troubles. The fact that the 24-year-old quarterback continued to regress in his third NFL season in 2018 only exacerbates the issues confronting the Bucs as it relates to Winston.