Despite losing his starting quarterback job to Kyle Orton on Monday, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is helping out his alma-mater of Florida State University. He will be mentoring Heisman Trophy winning-quarterback Jameis Winston on how to better his off-field decision making.
Winston has oodles of talent, but his off-field transgressions have brought scrutiny to his character.His latest incident involved yelling profanities inside the student union at Florida State. This led to a one-game suspension for Winston against Clemson on Sept. 20, a game in which the number one-ranked Seminoles nearly lost before prevailing in overtime 23-17. Winston was also given a civil citation in May 2014 for shoplifting crab legs and crawfish from a grocery store in Tallahassee, Florida.
Manuel and Winston were teammates for one season in 2012, Winston's redshirt freshman. The two keep in regular contact, talking roughly once-per-week, this according to NFL Media reporter Albert Breer.
Winston is a third-year sophomore for Florida State, meaning he could declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. Winston has stated that earning a degree is important to him. Winston's father has also stated that his son will play at Florida State University through 2015.
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