We’re sure that somewhere, in the history of Twitter, there has been a hashtag question and answer that went as expected, where interesting people were asked interesting questions that were respectful and intelligent. That didn’t happen with FSU’s hashtag adventure, which featured the recent Heisman winner and lightning rod for controversy, quarterback Jameis Winston. If that name sounds familiar, perhaps it’s because he won the biggest trophy in college football, or perhaps you heard about the sexual assault charges. Or, perhaps, you heard about the crab legs. We’ll get to those in a minute.
Insofar as the rape allegations against Winston are concerned, innocent before proved guilty has to apply here, and no judgement on his character is coming from us, but the handling of the investigation on the part of those in a position to do something about it — specifically the Tallahassee Police Department and the university — was decidedly unacceptable. Beyond speculating on what happened, there’s no way the school dismisses their own investigation simply because he refused to cooperate. That doesn’t happen if Winston isn’t their starting quarterback. And that’s pretty awful.
The crab legs, though, were simply hilarious. Intentional or not, Winston absconded from a Publix supermarket with about $30 worth of crab legs (and crawfish). Whether he actually forgot to pay for them, or if his motivation was decidedly more nefarious, the Internet had a field day with it. The Internet never forgets. Here are five of the best #AskJameis tweets.