Commentary by Renegade Rick
Okay, Charlie Ward, time to dial up the young Seminole you've been mentoring.
Hey, EJ, take a break from cramming for your second season with the Bills and apply some all-out pressure TO a QB for a change.
Christian, Chris, Drew, Danny—wouldn't hurt for you guys to get in on this, too.
A member of your FSU family, and QB brethren, needs your help. He's at a critical crossroads between redemption and falling off a lofty pedestal. A fall that could cost him everything: fame, fortune, respect and even his freedom.
Was the Publix crab legs incident just youthful high jinks by an entitled jock? Did he take advantage of a s***faced bar patron, or does she have an agenda?
Whatever. Fame is a double-edged sword. The celebrity spin cycle of building someone up to tear them down is in overdrive. And it's time somebody made young Mr. Winston realize what he apparently hasn't grasped yet.
Perception IS Reality.
And here's another truth. One that major media pundits will find hard to believe about hardcore fans of an elite college football program. FSU faithful (at least the ones we know) want to feel as good about their heroes off the field as on it.
Even if that means Sean Maguire, John Franklin or even J.J. Cosentino has to learn on the job this fall.