Bo Jackson speaks about failed attempt to mentor Winston

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston nearly had a mentor in former Heisman winner Bo Jackson, but the two-sport superstar claims the controversial Seminoles star didn’t want to listen.

During an appearance on The Jim Rome Show, via Chase Goodbread of, Jackson said that he tried to speak with Winston and the encounter didn’t go well:

I really don’t know who is giving this young man guidance. I have communicated with him and I just talked to him like I was his dad. The things that you need to do. And this was before the incident where he was (suspended) from the baseball team (for stealing crab legs). I’m the type of person, I will go out of my way to help anybody. Normally, I don’t like giving people advice if I haven’t been down that road myself. But if I give you advice on something that I know more about than you by just falling out of bed in the morning, if you can’t take that advice and learn from it, then I’ve got nothing else to do with the situation. You’re on your own.

Rome did try to get clarification about what exactly Jackson said to Winston, but the former running back would only say, “If I told you what I told him, it’ll probably singe the hairs in your ears.”

Florida State is currently looking into whether Winston received compensation from a company that specializes in selling autographed merchandise, according to a report from Darren Rovell and Mark Schlabach of

Schlabach separately reported on Oct. 11 that Winston is going to face a disciplinary hearing from Florida State officials regarding the allegations of a 2012 sexual assault case involving a female student at the school.

Winston has had controversy follow him around for most of the last two years for a variety of reasons. While he certainly isn’t under any obligation to listen to what Jackson claims to have told him, the nationwide perception of Winston won’t be helped by this.

Source: MSN Sports

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