The father of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said this week he expects his son to remain at the school through a Dec. 2015 graduation, meaning his Heisman Trophy-winning son will play two more seasons of football and one more of baseball.
Antonor Winston told AL.com, "We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football," he said. "We've never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree."
Antonor Winston's comments come roughly four months after his son and Seminoles football coach Jimbo Fisher both said Winston would play two more football seasons at Florida State. Winston, who led FSU to the BCS National Championship last season, will be a redshirt sophomore in football eligibility this fall.
Winston's father also reiterated his son, a closer for the Seminoles who is projected to be picked in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft, will remain committed to baseball. "We have heard for him to go in the first round of the baseball draft then he will have to give up football," Antonor Winston told AL.com.
Despite his athletic success, Jameis Winston has frequently found trouble off the field, including being the subject of a sexual assault investigation and recently shoplifting from a Tallahassee supermarket. Antonor Winston told USA TODAY Sports in May that his son and the university should have been more aware of the scrutiny that winning the Heisman trophy invites. "He's supposed to have somebody around him 24/7," Antonor Winston said. "He a Heisman Trophy winner so (he's) definitely not supposed to be by (himself)."
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