Another week, another Jameis Winston controversy.
Allegations have surfaced that Jameis and a former high school teammate were involved in a point shaving scheme last Thursday during Florida State’s matchup with Louisville. Winston wasn’t just playing like donkey shit during the first half–instead, he was intentionally tanking it, according to the report.
Winston’s buddy, Chris Rabb, had allegedly placed a $5,000 wager on Louisville +1 in the first half. If true, Rabb cruised into an easy payday after Winston threw two early interceptions and the Cardinals took a 21-7 lead into halftime.
Then, with the exception of an interception in the first drive of the third quarter, Winston seemed to just turn it the fuck on. He torched Louisville’s secondary and led the Seminoles to a 42-31 victory, covering the overall 4.5 point spread and costing this writer dearly. I’m still having nightmares about that backdoor cover.
If any ounce of these allegations is true, Jameis is, without question, done. Goodbye Tallahassee, possibly even goodbye freedom. Point shaving is punishable by up to five years in prison. Trust me, people flip their shit when the integrity of a sport is in question due to gambling. Just ask Tim Donaghy or Pete Rose. Jameis would immediately take the mantle as the most polarizing figure to ever chuck a pigskin at the collegiate level. I can already see the “30 for 30” that will no doubt be made in 10 years playing in my mind as I type this.
As of now, it’s unclear whether or not the FBI will investigate the allegations. Regardless, this roller coaster ride in Tallahassee just won’t stop. Buckle up, Seminole fans, because this will either end with you exiting through the gift shop with a national championship trophy or flying off the fucking tracks..
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