Jameis Winston: “I’m A Great Human Being”

February 16th, 2019

America’s Quarterback has a very high opinion of himself, so he told a national audience recently.

It’s rare to hear a man anywhere say, “I’m a great human being.” But that’s what Jameis Winston told Adam Schein on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio airwaves.

Here’s the verbatim exchange that takes you into the mind of Jameis:

Adam Schein: Whats the biggest misconception about Jameis Winston?

Jameis Winston: The biggest misconception about me is that I’m not a good person. You know, but I do my best every single day on and off the field to make sure that I’m being the best me — no matter what. I know that I’m adamant in the community. I’m a great human being. And I love life, and I’m always going to love life. I’m going to be myself.

Man, Jameis is a supremely interesting guy. What a psychological study he would be.

Jameis is not alone in his assessment of his human greatness. Bucs right tackle Demar Dotson said shortly after the regular season that Jameis is not the guy he heard about when he starred for Florida State University, and certainly not the man you’d expect to find in a “groping situation.” Those are Dotson’s words.

“You’re not going to get another quarterback in here that’s going to be hungry and compete like Jameis doin’,” Dotson said. “You know, he takes a beating because he’s the quarterback. You know, those are guys that’s going to always get the praises first and always going to get the frowns. So you know, a  guy like Jameis, man, he competin’.

“A lot of guys outside this building don’t see the work that he put in. He’s the first one in the building, usually last one to leave. He’s competing hard in practice. Doing everything he can to be a good football player. And not only that, he’s a good person. He treat everybody in the building with respect. And all the things that you heard about the guy coming out of college, you just don’t see it. Even the incident that he got in with the groping situation I mean that’s not who he is. He’s a tremendous person and a tremendous football player.”

It’s nice to hear that Jameis is a “great human being.” Fans have been hearing that for years. Now it’s time for great football.

80 Responses to “Jameis Winston: “I’m A Great Human Being””

  1. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Now if only he can be a great QB…

  2. Old School Athlete Says:

    Cue the ridiculous cascade of hate in 3..2..1..

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    Just keep working hard to be the best NFL QB you can be Jameis.

    Be yourself and give your all to the process. That’s all anyone can ask of you.

    Haters gonna hate – but most will crawl back into the woodwork from whence they came as soon as this TEAM starts winning football games consistently.

  4. Lubby Smith Says:

    I thought only people with severe mental illness said things like “I’m a great human being.”

  5. Tval Says:

    Yet “Lubby” thinks trump is AMAZIIIIING!!! 😆😆🤣🤣🙈🙈😁. Just a hunch lol

  6. DB55 Says:

    Hey joe can you help me out?

    I searched the term ‘Dream room’ in the jbf archives and could find anything? I missed the article you posted on dream rooms and was trying to find it. Lmk. Ty.

  7. JA Says:

    Your Prez says it every day. Maybe Jameis is preparing for a career in politics after football.

  8. Not there yet Says:

    Sounds like he just answered a question to me. Dude is being called all kinds of names and there’s all kinds of negativity out there so being asked about a misconception I’m not sure why he couldn’t say that.

    I could Big Ben answering the same way

  9. wantsta Says:

    Is this the Onion?

  10. JustaBucfan Says:

    Muhamad Ali : “I’m a great man”.

  11. Jwags Says:


  12. gotbbucs Says:

    Give him a couple drinks and put him within sniffing distance of a girl and all bets are off on this “great human being” stuff.

    Something tells me there’s the Jameis Winston that his teammates know, which for the most part probably isnt a really deep relationship beyond work….
    and then there’s the Jameis Winston that hits the clubs and the after parties with his crew of ne’er-do-well’s….

    It all depends on perspective.

  13. Tvan1011 Says:

    Is he trying to convince us or himself?

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Yeah, well, Ghandi was a great human being, too, and threw a lot fewer pics and fumbles.

    You’ll never hear Ghandi referred to as America’s Turnover Machine, either.

    Just keep your piehole shut, Winston, and win.

  15. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Now that there’s funny. I don’t care who ya are.

  16. Miken Says:

    Adamant in the community?

  17. tmaxcon Says:

    Jameis a victim of gold digging skanks and a society infected with the Libtard STD…

    Jameis is the most important buccaneer of all time accept it and love it!

  18. Wesley Says:

    I firmly believe he is, he shouldn’t worry about defending himself, just get better on the field. Too many people throwing stones over a groping allegation. I guess everyone else are perfect human beings not having made a mistake when they were young.

  19. tmaxcon Says:

    Those of you passing judgment on jameis without having all the facts and no one has all the facts are the lowest character scum…. jameis has never been charged or convicted of anything. I am sure you judgemental losers are good Christians though…. hypocrites

  20. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Adamant: adjective, refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind. “I’m adamant in my community.” Or. “I refuse to be persuaded in my community.”

  21. AlteredEgo Says:

    Dwayne Haskins @ 5

  22. Dewey Selmond Says:

    Outside of this fan base he is not well received. It will take years of playoff appearances until other fans will forget the headbutt, finger poke, and the America’s Groper incident. we don’t understand it because we have been rooting for him for 4 years. It is boom or bust this year.

  23. Brett Says:

    If Bucs lose Adam Humphries, having Brate is another dependable pass catcher who is in tune with Jameis would help.

    Line Cameron Brate in the slot some time with OJ Howard at TE. What a mismatch

    Whatever you do Bucs, don’t get rid of your best players in their prime.

  24. Bird Says:


    That’s funny. What does that mean?

    “I’m adamant in the community “

    This is getting weird.
    Can’t wait for some actual football. Talk is cheap . Go ball out. Don’t need any more speeches

    Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth

  25. Pryda..sec147 Says:

    You go Jameis ! One love ✊🏽❤️

  26. BringBucsBack Says:

    Yet another thought of his that should not be verbalized. How about; “I’m TRYING to be a great person.”?!…big difference!

    Great people never have to speak about their greatness. If one is great, others will make it known!

    Why is #3 talking so much?

  27. firethecannons Says:

    Jameis –IMO–had a drinking problem and committed felonies when drunk–totally not unusual. I honestly think he groped that girl in a blackout. He probably went too far with the FSU girl–she was probably saying a whole lotta “no” after the fact. The FSU girl does not get any feel sorry from me–she took a ride with 3 big blk dudes from college and what was she thinking was gonna happen. Anyway she lucky it wasn’t worse by far.

  28. Retired Socialite Says:

    Please don’t be too hard on Jameis. He was probably trying to say that he is “Adam Ant” in the community.

  29. Bird Says:


    Don’t hide under a new name. Is that you Webster? Don’t be scared.
    So you are saying :

    Jameis = Muhammad Ali.


  30. StoutGospel Says:

    Slow, slow…slow news (and “reporting”) day. All…day.


    Go Bucs!

  31. Aceofaerospace Says:

    At least Adam Ant makes more sense.

  32. BrianBucs Says:

    If you have to go around telling everybody that you are a great human being……………………………

  33. tmaxcon Says:


    You would not recognize a great person if Gandhi himself nut punched your sorry judgemental arse…

  34. Jameisarapist Says:

    [Accusing any Bucs player of committing a felony can and will get you run. — Joe]

  35. Joe Says:

    Gandhi himself nut punched your sorry judgemental arse

    Joe is having a difficult time picturing Mahatma Gandhi blasting someone in the junk. 🤣

  36. Fire Light Says:

    Jameis is a great human being. If the Bashers would only give him a chance.

  37. kyle Says:

    the joe, jameis parse continues… cant wait for the real news when training camp starts.

  38. Wiscobucsfan Says:

    Nah, you’re not a great person, you’re an uber person Jamieson!

  39. Bird Says:

    It depends.

    Gandhi before or after he stopped eating ?

  40. Bruce Blahak Says:

    The Tampa Bay Talkaneers…Talk is cheap. He can work his tail off, do his charity work to fix his image but the bottom line is: he’s a crappy QB, 4 years! in.

  41. AlteredEgo Says:

    Hopefully BA will come to his senses after seeing Jamyth 1st hand starting 1 April when OTA’s for teams with new coaches begins…
    Dwayne Haskins @ 5th
    Thunderdome @ OBC

  42. Clodhopper Says:

    True. He is a great human being. I’d be proud if my sister came home with him. I’d grin ear to ear if my kid picked him as a role model. Hell im almost twice his age and I look up to him in that department. In the character department his positive qualities vastly outweigh his negative qualities.

    Now if he could just hit the broad side of a barn that’s farther than 30 yards away, that would be nice.

  43. Destinjohnny Says:

    Did anyone ever asked him which hand he used on the uber driver?

  44. Arian Nation Says:

    Winning is the best deodorant.

  45. Loyaltotheend Says:

    College coach told me

    “if you are great you don’t have to tell people. They’ll see it”

    Show us Jameis, from what we’ve seen so far you are not great at life or football

  46. OneBuc55 Says:

    The sad part is, the media has slayed Jameis over the years since he was drafted to the point that perception has become reality for many when it comes to him…

    I read an article a while back with the header reading “Jameis Winstons NFL career maured by off the field incidents”… “Incidents” being plural I was trying to figure out what other trouble he’s been in other than the Uber incident since arriving in Tampa and couldn’t think of or find anything; no time line of events, nothing…the reality is most of the negative press Jameis receives is recycled BS or as our president would call it, “fake news”…

    Imho he needs to tune out the haters, focus on getting better on the field, do his best to eat as many W’s as ha can, and let the chips fall where they may because haters will always hate…

  47. ben Says:

    yep.. Publix and Uber want to hire him because of his honesty .

  48. NPRSageBoy Says:

    Rape allegation and settlement while at FSU along with assorted nonsense like stealing crab legs from Publix. Add to that the Uber assault and subsequent suspension and adds up to being a “great human being”?

  49. Destinjohnny Says:

    Jameis sure gets framed a lot…

  50. Tony LA Says:


    I love how – in the same sentence – you criticize everyone judging Jameis without all the facts by calling ALL OF THEM scum.

    My favorite part is that I’m positive you see zero sense of irony in that.

    You keep being you, I just hope it’s not contagious.

  51. Buc1987 Says:

    BrianBucs ….perhaps he has to continue to tell peeps that cause of peeps like yourself, who continually tell us how evil he is….

    Ever think of that smart guy. Nope, cause you don’t think.


  52. OneBuc55 Says:

    Ben I’m quite sure you fell out of heaven this morning and you’re the perfect human being…you’re always honest, and you’ve never lied…

    Some of the same people that play judge and jury on all things Jameis make JW look like a chior boy…thank God none of your lives are under a microscope 24/7…

  53. Buc1987 Says:

    Brian does ANYTHING he says really matter to you ANYWAYS?

    BrianBucs Says:
    July 21st, 2018 at 10:50 am

    “Some people just don’t “Get It” and so far Winston has proven to be one of those people. Or he could just be so self-center, cocky and arrogant that he thinks he can just do anything he wants and get away with it. You have to remember his favorite saying – Lions are not concerned with the opinions of sheep.If Winston hasn’t “gotten it” by now, he probably won’t ever.”

  54. ben Says:

    one buc… Has he proved to be worthy of the 1st pick in the draft or has he been passed by by qb’s taken after him ? Didn’t he cost his school Big $$ following
    female issues with charges of rape .. Did you see Winston (video) in the cafe screaming the nastiest things he wanted done to some female in front of other students . Didn’t Winston “borrow” crap legs from Publix and tried to lie his way out which the employee and publix both said the items were not given to him? Didn’t Winston forget to tell the nfl and team and the incident with the uber driver and then lied saying he was with another guys? Did he put his team 1st and sAY he is not allowed on uber and why? Did he try to hide from the truth again which got him suspended ? would you want him to be the face our beloved bucs nationally?? humm (just my opinion)

  55. ben Says:

    So blatantly lying to your own team is no big deal either ?

  56. WillieG Says:

    A lion doesn’t have to tell you it’s a lion.

    Typically, great human beings don’t have to tell you that they’re great human beings…..unless they’re actually hiding something.

    And what the hell is his definition of “great”, I wonder? Giving back? Yeah, multi millionaires who give back thousands are great (sarcasm, dripping with sarcasm).

  57. jmarkbuc Says:

    I have the up most confidence in Jameis’ adamancy in the community

  58. jmarkbuc Says:

    But on a serious note…

    JW managed to keep quiet after the suspension… looks to be getting harder and harder for him to do so, which would be OK except for the weird things he’s saying.

    If it continues, it can’t bode well.

  59. OneBuc55 Says:

    Ben – its fake news bro…

    Everything that happened at FSU is old news (6 or 7 years old now) yet you bring it up like it just happened…Please give me a time line of off-field events since he’s been in the league…. I’ll wait…

  60. Bird Says:


    Hey. That’s you Ndog
    You left your trade mark saying.

  61. Jaywill Says:

    Why is it Winston is tag as a turnover machine and these guys were not after their 1st 4 years

    Winston 76
    Brady 70
    Luck 69
    P. Manning 92
    Newton 65
    Brees 63
    E. Manning 76
    Big Ben 62

  62. Jaywill Says:

    He didnt lie he was with other guys. There were two different female uber drivers that night not one.

  63. Jaywill Says:

    Ben the publix employee did tell Nfl investigators that it was a food hook up. It was a common thing at thay store. Ben everything you are saying is false…

  64. The Buc Realist Says:

    What is the point that the stink is so bad, that even winning will not cover it up anymore??????

    2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Cobraboy Says:

    I only care if a player is a “great human being” after they are great on the field.

    Felonies aside.

  66. Rod Munch Says:

    Good for him! If you can’t love yourself, how can you love anyone or anything else? People that get off on the modesty angle act are just bores. I like my QBs bash, loud and confident. Of course those dullards will be triggered by this, but who cares about them, they’re dullards.

  67. Jaywill Says:

    Cobraboy. Winston has a clean criminal record

  68. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Jameis Freeman

    can we have Jameis photoshopped in the Michael Jackson pose?

    Kobe Faker

  69. Bucsfanman Says:

    tmax- Jameis CAN become a great Buc, but he is far from one of the greatest yet. There’s only one place that a player needs to prove they’re great…..the football field.
    My advice to Jameis would be to stay quiet, be humble, and put it on the field. INDEED, he will quiet the “haters” and detractors. This is year FIVE. Be a better QB, that’s all.
    NOBODY can cast stones lest they be perfect. I don’t know a single human being who fits that category. He’s the one who has to look in the mirror every day. I don’t need him to tell me what kind of man he is.

  70. T REX Says:

    Omg. Adamant in the community? There is zero chance he was going to Stanford. None.

  71. proudbucsfan Says:

    February 17th, 2019 at 11:44 am
    Why is it Winston is tag as a turnover machine and these guys were not after their 1st 4 years

    Winston 76
    Brady 70
    Luck 69
    P. Manning 92
    Newton 65
    Brees 63
    E. Manning 76
    Big Ben 62

    I agree, best post yet

  72. Buccnbeleiver Says:

    “I’m a great human being,” says the guy who settled two sexual assault accusations.

    Sure, dude.You’re humble AF too.

  73. AleteredEgo Says:

    Draft Dwayne Haskins and let the best QB win….Move On.Bucs

  74. Cobraboy Says:

    @ Jaywill

    Cobraboy. Winston has a clean criminal record

    Was not referring to Winston.

    My point was that fans care about performance, and are willing to forgive them. Marginal players, and I would include Winston at this point, don’t get the same pass.

    I just want Winston to shut up and produce on the field. I’ll cheer the “Great Human Being” later.

    Trent Differ defines “Great Human Being” and he was never a fan favorite for his on-field production.

  75. HeavyE Says:

    It’s simple, if You don’t like Jameis, stop rooting for the the team, we true Buc fans will not miss You!!! Go Bucs!!! Prove them wrong Jameis!!!! Go Bucs!!!! Bucs4life…….

  76. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    I’m a great human being too….BUT…I have NEVER been accused of rape in college, and settled monetarily with my accuser to make it go away, nor have I caused my university pay this same person $900k to make it go away, nor have it stood on a cafeteria table, shouting FHITP, nor have it told young girls to sit down, nor have it been on the sidelines in street clothes, and start a fight on the field, nor have I needed to be restrained from attacking one of my coaches, and finally nor have I been suspended from employment for a month for sexually groping an Uber driver. Other than that, at least as far as we know….Winston is a great human being too.

  77. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Not sure why people here are commenting on his ability, or LACK of ability as a QB. This article is about his ability, or LACK of ability to be a good person. He’s not. And he’s proved it. Repeatedly.

  78. Fire Light Says:

    The Jameis hate is all made of of assumptions, allegations, and Jason Licht’s failures as a GM. Hopefully Licht sets Jameis up for success this season. No success and back come the Fire Lichters.

  79. A. Norman Says:

    “F**k that b*tch in the p***y” – yeah a REAL CLASS ACT.

  80. T REX Says:

    Please stop talking to the media.