Jameis Winston Investigation Answer Open To Interpretation

April 16th, 2018

Joe understands why there are reports circulating now that claim Jameis Winston told local media today that he has not yet been interviewed by the NFL in connection with the official league investigation into his conduct during an Uber ride in 2016.

But making that leap is a very slippery slope.

Below is the actual question posed to Jameis: It ended the his news conference at One Buc Palace and he left the podium immediately after it, following a 15-minute session.

REPORTER: On the NFL process, you have not been interviewed by the NFL yet, correct?


So does “no” mean Jameis was or was not interviewed? It’s a gray area based on the way the question was phrased.

Also, not being interviewed (if that’s what Jameis was saying) does not mean Jameis hasn’t had provided written statements to the league that answered questions by email or through his agent.

Joe simply will not assume here. That would be reckless.

Joe talked to Bucs officials about the meaning of Jameis’ response, and they responded with their thoughts but didn’t present any answer or interpretation of Jameis’ comment as a firm fact.

Hey, it’s the NFL, which is known for murky investigations. Joe’s not sure what to believe and won’t assume anything unless it’s presented clearly.

36 Responses to “Jameis Winston Investigation Answer Open To Interpretation”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Suspend America’s crotch grabber now…..

    …..so he can play after 6 games for the rest of the season

  2. Walter Seidel Says:

    The reporter is an idiot for asking the question ambiguously.

  3. Bayers Says:

    Well mayb jameis is innocent after all. The league is looking for something that’s not there.

  4. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says:
    April 1st, 2018 at 12:40 am
    I’ve always licked Brian billick


    Pay no attention to this man.

  5. Greecosuave Says:

    Hey Joe, Can we get some real information?

  6. Fire Goodell Says:

    How long did the NFL take before they interviewed Ezekiel Elliott? They dragged their feet “investigating” Elliott for over a year before they hammered him with a six game suspension with no charges filed.

  7. Bradentonbuc Says:

    Thanks for providing all the Bucs tidbits you can get your hands on Joe’s. I’ll bet that reporter walked away from that with a lesson in the efficiency of asking questions

  8. Joe Says:

    Hey Joe, Can we get some real information?

    Such as?

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What a terrible question…….

    I lean to the conclusion that Jameis has not been interviewed….but I agree with Joe….we can’t be certain.

    The question is “Have you been contacted by the NFL about the incident, and if you have been contacted have you been interviewed or answered written questions?

  10. BrianBucs Says:

    The NFL takes their sweet time, and does things on their own pace.
    I just hope that 100% of the Truth comes out on this matter, no matter what it is or where it points

  11. Oxycondoms Says:

    Even if it were true is a crotch grab worthy of 6 games?

  12. Walter Seidel Says:

    And that, Oxy, is what gives sports fans a bad name. We cannot dismiss sexual assault as “c’mon man…he only grabbed her crotch”…..

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Interesting that part of the presser cannot be seen on the official website.

    Video is 15:00 mins long – but it keeps cutting out with an error message at about 14:47.

    Jameis hit poor Ira with a zinger that I thought was unnecessary. Ira asked a legit question about “efficiency in the red zone” and whether or not that is a focus this off-season – to which Jameis responds – “the key to red zone efficiency is scoring Touchdowns”. Seemed like he was trying to be cute or thought that would be a funny response – but it came off like he thought Ira was asking a stupid question or he didn’t want to answer or something.

  14. AlteredEgo Says:


  15. Jim Says:

    “Even if it were true is a crotch grab worthy of 6 games”?? Sexual assault is a felony, you moron. Puts you behind bars, unless you’re a millionaire. Unbelievable…

  16. Bucko40 Says:

    The reason that the NFL investigation is taking so long is that this incident has opened all of Winston’s transgressions at FSU for interpretation. This suspension might be longer than 6 games.

  17. Gambelero Says:

    I too want some more useful information and since Joe asked “What?”

    I’d like Joe to tell me what color shirt I should wear to a second date on Thursday. She’s a pediatric RN (if that helps).

    I’d like Joe to go ahead and tell me now who’ll win the Super Bowl this year.

    I’m really tired of the draft stuff; please go ahead and reveal the draft order now. Then, maybe I’ll go camping next week, waaaay out in the woods—with my nurse friend.

  18. Tval Says:

    coming from c-bus its funny hearing people compare jameis to zekes situation. night and day.. zeke was known around campus for 2 years having an issue with that girl. many people were interviewed and jameis handing over his phone is ALL he needed to do at this point. shows no nefarious activity by he or any of his acquaintances… unlike mr brady.. zing!!!!! 😀

  19. Tval Says:

    nonsense, bucko.. that was handled pre-draft, after the most intense draft investigation EVER… you are wishful thinking.. sad but true.. get a life, gator.. lmao!!!

  20. DB55 Says:

    Well if it is true then he’s just qualified to be our next commander in chief. He should run as a conservative, I hear they support these types of actions.

  21. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    First of all….please stop comparing this with Zeke’s situation. First the accusations…one is accused of touching a woman’s privates for ten seconds….certainly unacceptable. Zeke OTOH was accused and had plenty of evidence to suggest he had been physically violent with women. Again I confess my prejudice as the son of a wife beating loser that I HATE and I mane really really HATE any man who puts his hands on a woman in violence.

    Zeke’s case was thoroughly investigated and they came up with the conclusion that he was guilty. Getting away with a crime of beating women in the legal system is not the same as getting away with it if your employers conducts there own investigation.
    n the NFL’s letter to Elliott, it says the four external advisors to the investigation “individually were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that you engaged in physical violence against (the accuser) on multiple occasions during the week of July 16, 2016.”

    Former Attorney General of New Jersey Peter Harvey, an independent advisor appointed by the league, spoke to the media via phone about what they learned over the course of the investigation. Harvey said that he came to the conclusion that Elliott had been physically violent toward his former girlfriend.


    Bottom line was that charges were not filed for the July 22nd incident. The police could not prove that Zeke and the woman were roommates and under Ohio law for a domestic abuse charge there has to be that cohabitation. The league agreed nothing happened that night. But Zeke was found to have pummeled his girlfriend earlier that week. He had/has? an ongoing relationship with a really classy lady who got in bar fights and was just a rough woman.

    Jameis has not had an ongoing relationship…there is nowhere to go for proof of his guilt of an “alleged” act that took seconds to complete.

    Perhaps the NFL would like to suspend Jameis but they simply cannot find any evidence. They HAD evidence with Zeke. Read the link.

  22. Sierra048 Says:

    I swear I actually think some of the jameis worshippers on this site, if it had been their wife, daughter, girlfriend or mother who had been grabbed in the crotch, would be throwing them under the bus to have jameis’ back at this point in the investigation. I’m not sure they would support their ladies even if there was concrete video proof.


    You’re obviously forgetting about the horn-dog that occupied the white house from 1993 to 2000. Hardly a beacon of virtue.

  23. Not there yet Says:

    Creating more drama than is necessary. He’s basically saying he hasn’t been interviewed what kind of nonsense article is this. Can you explain why you would speculate or assume anything based on that simple statement. I know reporting the news is your job but the biggest part of it is creating news where there is none.

    Try not to make that fact so obvious. How would no mean he was interviewed?

    You’re making Joe’s point beautifully. Read the darn question. Read the comments here. Re-read the Joe’s post. It’s all there for you. Whether Jameis is answering the question or the comment is not clear. –Joe

  24. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Really. YOU are what’s wrong with this country. I HATE Bill Clinton as much as anybody else.

    But really…a man who brags about grabbing women by their vajayjays has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual assault and many others with hush money for their “consensual” affairs…the most prolific pathological liar of my 70 years on earth and yet you felt the need to go back decades.


  25. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Basically we know absolutely nothing.

    Appreciate and understand your speculation Joe, it is such a messed up process and even worse when it’s our guy.

    Still recall ribbing a Cowboys fan over Elliott last year, karma.

  26. NFLNut Says:


    I doubt Jameis gets suspended at all … no police report, no evidence and the only eye witness corroborated Jameis’ side of events … this is NOTHING like the Zeke Elliott case where there was a police report, a ton of witnesses and even video evidence!

    It’s not even like the Brady deflate-gate case where Brady acted like a guilt-ridden nutcase in destroying his phone and the like … Jameis willing handed over his phone to the NFL and said he isn’t worried about being suspended at all.

    If Brady got 4 games and Zeke got 6 games, I’d say even if Goodell hated the Bucs and Jameis personally he’d still only get 2 games, but I honestly don’t think he’ll be suspended at all.


  27. NFLNut Says:

    The Donald is a counter-culture icon … he’s the Republican JFK.

    I didn’t vote for him (I don’t vote) but when all is said and done, no matter what happens, he will be remembered as an absolute game-changer and legend … he’s a political PT Barnum and the actual life he has lead is stranger and more legendary than one could dream up in a fiction … very few President’s were actual legends, most are entirely forgettable and their names aren’t even recognizable outside of Western countries.

    The real “legends” are Washington, Lincoln, JFK, Obama and now the Donald … that’s it. I would be willing to bet big $$$ that if you asked everyone on earth to name the first 5 American Presidents they can think of, both now, and 20 years from now, those would be the 5 named most often … wild.

  28. unbelievable Says:

    Good lord how does a ‘professional’ journalist phrase a question like that??


    I agree with you Joe, that could honestly mean either thing- though I do think based on how Jameis normally speaks, he meant no, he hasn’t been interviewed. Which leads to whole lot of other questions, if true…

    But that’s just like, my opinion, man.

  29. Jjones Says:

    More drama over a simple question, great.

  30. BringBucsBack Says:

    Gambelero, wear whatever color would make your eyes “pop”.

    A stethoscope may not hurt either.

  31. Sierra048 Says:

    St Pete,

    I appreciate your take on things. I’m not enamored with Trump. I just get tired of people hammering him for things that others , in this case politicians, have done and act like his transgression, whatever it might be, is the only one. And, that it only happens in one party. Yeah, I voted for him. In my opinion he was the better of the two piss poor candidates. Have a great day.

  32. unbelievable Says:

    Trade wars driving up inflation. Real wars being waged for profit while innocent civilians continue to die. Doubling down on the failed drug war. And complete incompetency at almost every level. Not to mention constantly gagging on Putin’s nuts, multiple sexual assault allegations and cheating on 3 different wives.

    What an icon.

  33. NFLNut Says:


    ^ JFK was not a “role model” and Barack has been accused of literal treason and spying on his own population but both of them are still 2 of the 5 most “iconic” Pesident’s ever, along with The Donald, Washington and Lincoln.

    2Pac and Biggie are the most iconic rappers ever … many consider both to have been scumbags.

    Mike Tyson is the 2nd most iconic boxer ever after Ali and he is considered a scumbag by most.

    Ty Cobb is one of the iconic baseball players … ditto.

    Lawrence Taylor is probably the most iconic defensive player in NFL history … ditto

    It makes no difference if one is considered a “good guy” in regards to being iconic … all that matters is if one was a game-changer and memorable.

    You can hate on the guy if you want, but he’s an icon and one of the 5 most memorable President’s in history … that’s just a fact.


  34. unbelievable Says:

    oh nut- Not gonna even address all that nonsense at the beginning of your post.

    But please learn the difference between a “fact”, and your opinion, because the latter is what you wrote, despite calling it the former.

  35. NFLNut Says:

    ^ I believe it is a fact that both The Donald and Barack are 2 of the 5 most iconic President’s ever … I don’t believe that’s just my opinion but an actual fact. It is of course also my opinion but one’s opinion can be a fact … for example, my opinion is that James Harden will win NBA MVP … and if and when Harden does win, my opinion will become a fact.

    As for my opening paragraph … I stand by every word of that.

  36. Fsuking Says:

    Jameis has never done anything wrong in his entire life. He’s a victim of lying female wenches. Exonerate the man asap!