Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the first three games of the upcoming season. The suspension stems from a 2016 incident where he was accused of groping an Uber driver.
Winston failed to report the incident to the NFL and that’s why he’s being suspended.
NFL is planning to suspend Buccaneers’ QB Jameis Winston the first three games of the season for violating the personal conduct policy, league sources tell ESPN.
ESPN’s Tallahassee host Jeff Cameron initially reported Winston was bracing to be suspended – and he will be.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2018
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“This is what I do know: the Winston camp is prepared for the NFL to levy a suspension of some kind,” Cameron said. “The thought from the Winston camp is that would be a maximum of three games. I do not know at this time whether or not they plan to appeal, and I do not know that three games is an accurate number. I’ve been told that would seem to be the maximum number of games that the suspension could be. It’s also likely that it’s less than that and it’s one game.”
“What he’ll be suspended over is a failure to report,” Cameron said. “And that’s frustrating. That’s a league obviously attempting, and understandably because they’ve made previous mis-steps, transgressions, they’re now apt to protect themselves to the nth degree and protect the shield, and so on and so forth… Under current conduct policy, you have to, as a player… promptly report any matter that comes to their attention that may constitute a violation of policy.
The NFL isn’t playing around anymore. They screwed up way too many times to keep going easy whenever these kinds of things take place. That’s definitely not the start Tampa Bay was hoping for.