It's March, so the mainstream American sports fan has long forgotten about Jameis Winston. And no, this isn't a story about spring football.
Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, also plays baseball for Florida State and Tuesday night he was involved in a diamond brawl against Florida (see above). There is little evidence to suggest Winston threw or was hit by a punch, as some early reportsindicated, but the quarterback/relief pitcher was definitelyin the middle of the skirmish as this Florida Times-Union photo indicates.
Soooo ... there's not much more to this story. Although, that reminds us that we should definitely look at Winston's stats on the diamond so farthis season for the 19-5 Seminoles, ranked first or second overall in the nation (depending on your poll).
Winston has a sparkling 0.69 (insert Billy Madison "Ahahaha, 69!" joke here) ERA in eight appearances in 2014. In those eight appearances he has four saves - which leads the team. He has allowed six hits, one earned run and has struck out 13 batters. If you're going to get on Winston for anything baseball-related you can point to his performance at the plate. In limited offensive action, he's batting just .211 this season with a .318 OBP.
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