Video: Latest ESPN Report On Jameis Suspension

June 22nd, 2018

Follow the money, says Adam Schefter, when it comes to the next move by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, who is facing a multi-game suspension by the NFL for violating its conduct policy.

The suspension has yet to be made official but Schefter details why he thinks Jameis will not appeal.

Simple math, says Schefter, Jameis’ official 2018 salary is less than $1 million. Next year it’s over $20 million.

An appeal that drags out could cost Jameis a fortune, and they’re rarely successful.

Soak in the video below:

21 Responses to “Video: Latest ESPN Report On Jameis Suspension”

  1. Chris in WA Says:

    Unfortunately in the court of public opinion not appealing might as well be an admission of guilt.

    Like the out of court with Erica Kinsman because it was cheaper than a trial with a high priced legal fees. All the world sees is “Why was she paid off?” and all the world will see is “Why didn’t he appeal?”

  2. Blue-footed booby Says:

    Even Winston’s 2019 salary is only guaranteed for injury and he can be cut prior to the given March deadline (which I believe is only a couple days after new league year begins) and save the Buccaneers organization a whopping $20 million in cap space.

    Boy, if this season goes downhill and new GM + new coach is installed next year in One Buc Place, I can assure you they’ll be scrutinizing Winston’s contract and be taking a good hard look at the 2019 draft QB prospects and Nick Foles if he chooses to enter free agency. Not very often does a Super Bowl MVP winning QB becomes available to sign!

  3. Trench War Says:

    So money is more important than his presumption of innocence. And what about us fans? Kicking the can down the road at least gets us through these first 3 games. Isn’t that important? To maybe take the suspension after we see where we stand and maybe during a weaker part of our schedule. Money? F that! What about us?

  4. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Blue footed…you are SPOT ON!

    May I say it again!!??? SPOT ON!!!!!!!

    Exactly right!

  5. Bobby M. Says:

    Couple things….NFL is doing Winston a favor….they have dirt on him and they’re giving him an easy out if he’ll just shut up and let it go. I’m guessing he’ll suddenly have a substance abuse issue which impaired his judgement and his memory of events…They’ll have him do counseling for that and his issue with women. That should shift the perception of him.

    Winston’s real issue is the fans, he blatantly lied to the fans, the team…he’s called the gal a liar indirectly. The dude is a turd that just happens to throw a football well. Folks need to stop defending the dude simply over a game….

  6. Chris in WA Says:

    This whole debacle should just further the point that Lovie Smith was the worst thing to ever happen to this franchise. If he doesn’t completely crap the season in 2014 who knows who we could have gotten at QB these past three years whether it was in Free Agency or the Draft. And I don’t care what anyone says: The Bucs tanked that last game in 2014 and Ray Charles could have seen it.

  7. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Bobby how did he lie to fans? He said he was in the back seat, he was. He said Darby was in the car, he was. Outside of that we know nothing and if the NFL found that he did do it, do you really think he wouldve only gotten 3 games? Innocent until proven guilty mean nothing to you I see, but the way your talking you have evidence right?

  8. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Cgmaster…don’t forget Jameis’ history is not exactly pristine..he has a lot of kak in his college days and it’s still oozing in his NFL days..

    I think many of us are just tired of this..I know I am..

    Let’s start chanting for Foles..#BringOnFoles

  9. Blue-footed booby Says:

    Thanks LifeOfABucFan, while I’ve had my suspicions about the honesty and integrity of Jameis Winston even before the Buccaneers organization drafted him in 2015, I am glad to see others on here even those who have/had supported him question his willingness to be forthcoming regarding the Uber incident and not simply let him off the hook for this, especially since it hurts both the Buccaneers franchise and the fanbase for giving him a chance when he’s already loathed and despised by the rest of the league’s fan bases.

    And yes, I know some of you here also say that Winston should dump the Buccaneers organization and go elsewhere to salvage his career, my question to those folks is just who the hell is going to sign this guy if he gets released next offseason? Maybe in the Canadian Football league or for Vince McMahon’s new startup league but I certainly cannot see any other NFL front office wanting to take on a PR nightmare that would be signing Winston.

  10. Tampabucfan88 Says:

    No will u guys shut the hell up about Foles damn please go root for another team cause if ur already think that u already think the season lost so we didn’t need u in the first place bye

  11. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Another well thought out post by blue footed..the only team that I can think of that would have Jameis as a backup would be the

  12. I Bleed Pewter Says:


    3 games is pretty harsh for a non-issue as you claim. So by your wisdom 3 games means he was a victim as to 6 games would’ve meant he was really guilty? For not reporting should be only one game suspension at worst.. So why did he get 3 games with his promise not to appeal? Was he given a choice?

    hmm ..Goodell (the bogeyman) is out to get him. I get it, it’s like with Bill Clinton “It depends upon what the meaning of the word is… is.”

    If Winston was a man and a leader and a revered FACE of the franchise, a QB the fanbase loves he would appeal his suspension. State his case with counsel present, proving his innocence, reducing his suspension while playing at least past the first 3 games of the season. But for some reason he has decided to take the first 3 games? If Jameis cared about the fans he would makes things right. Play until they exonerate or force his suspension. If they add more games because he appeals ….sue. But something tells me there’s a *wink* *wink* instead ….now, I’m not stating this as fact but one can extrapolate from the way it looks.

  13. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Love how all of these so called fans come out of the woodwork when they get the chance to bash Jameis. Nobody wants to listen to you. Jameis will be here for the long term and for fans who actually go to the games that care about this team. Go Bucs! Jameis in my opinion is innocent until proven guilty. Next topic. Go Bucs! Go Jaboo!

  14. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    I hate the media they stoke and stoke til they get a fire started! What really pisses me off the NFL has not yet said this…it is ALL CONJECTURE right now. I guess many are satisfied they’ve been stoking this for sometime! 😡

  15. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Fight it and continue playing for the FANS, you got to be kidding, the Tampa Bay fans who no matter what the outcome will ALWAYS think the worst.

    He can PLAY elsewhere, he better think about HIS FAMILY…people he can rely on!

  16. America's Qb Says:

    Dude stfu with the student foles stuff. He had how many awful seasons before joining a rebuilt and stacked team that was clearly rolling before he took over. He is old and average at best at qb. If u would rather an old washed up qb than a 23 year old still growing and has all the intangibles then please stop cheering for Tampa. So tired of all the hate on all the bucs players not just Jameis. Like it or not Jameis is the best qb to ever wear a buc uniform. Its our team. If your on here reading this stuff you must like the team right? So why all the hate?!

  17. Americas Qb Says:

    Joe why are my comments being held? Rare poster on here.

  18. BringBucsBack Says:

    Blue foot, J-miss becomes Brady’s replacement.

  19. Joel Says:

    He’s not appealing because he already made a deal with the NFL. It was 6 games. Getting your football news from ESPN is like getting your regular news from Nicklodeon.

  20. jmarkbuc Says:


    You should take all this evidence that you have straight to Goodell, and Save the Franchise!


    Darby rolled over, and JW is guilty AF

    Don’t pay JW3 another dime.

  21. jmarkbuc Says:

    Your tired and 87 is right

    If he’s innocent why has he NEVER tried to prove it..You can’t put this off on Buc fans by calling them Jameis haters..

    He did what he did, and apparently has no intention of proving otherwise. He’s an average QB with a proclivity for sexual transgressions and whacked out behavior..It is what it is. Bucs fans are not to blame.