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Jameis Winston: ‘I learned from my mistakes’

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

Jameis Winston wants to look to the season ahead as the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for reigning national champion Florida State. He also knows he has to answer questions about his off-field conduct. “I understand the spotlight,” Winston said Sunday on the first of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s two-day preseason kickoff event in Greensboro, North Carolina. “I understand what it is to be a leader and I’m bettering myself every single day to hold myself to that standard that everyone views me as, you know? Because I’m on a pedestal. Other players don’t get the privilege of being on that pedestal.” Winston was investigated for sexual assault during last season but wasn’t charged. Then in April, he was cited for walking out of a supermarket without paying for crab legs and crawfish. Winston says he has “learned from my mistakes” and is focusing on the season. – AP

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