During an appearance on The Jim Rome Show, via Chase Goodbread of NFL.com, former Oakland Raiders running back Bo Jackson said that he tried to speak with Winston and the encounter didn’t go well:
I really don’t know who is giving this young man guidance. I have communicated with him and I just talked to him like I was his dad. The things that you need to do. And this was before the incident where he was (suspended) from the baseball team (for stealing crab legs). I’m the type of person, I will go out of my way to help anybody. Normally, I don’t like giving people advice if I haven’t been down that road myself. But if I give you advice on something that I know more about than you by just falling out of bed in the morning, if you can’t take that advice and learn from it, then I’ve got nothing else to do with the situation. You’re on your own.
If Bo Jackson cannot help you then ladies and gentlemen we have a major problem. This is truly disheartening, because Jameis Winston is on a crash course to hell the way he has been going.