Florida State QB Jameis Winston popularizes term ‘Manziel Disease’



Obviously, the unquestioned star of this college football offseason has been Johnny Manziel. And the star of Florida State Media Day was unquestionably quarterback Jameis Winston. On Sunday, he turned the Tallahassee event into the Jameis Winston show and held court by firing off one-liners and giving witty repartee.

The two sport star (he also contributed to the ‘Noles top ten baseball team) memorably gave us this gem:

“If I ever get Manziel Disease, I want all of you to smack me in the head with your microphones.”

The redshirt freshman Winston is currently in a battle for the starting quarterback job with sophomore Jacob Coker, and he was asked a question about “Manziel disease.”

The reporter, who used the term first, was likely referencing the distractions that come with being a young star quarterback. In other words, Jameis Winston didn’t invent the phrase. He repeated it.
Perhaps Manziel Disease will be cured sooner rather than later.
Symptoms of so-called Manziel Disease?

-Having Crown and Seven as your drink of choice, inspiring oneself to destroy golf clubs in anger in the middle at elite country clubs.


-appearing  in a country music video with your then bikini model girlfriend Sarah Savage

breaking up with your bikini model girlfriend Sarah Savage because you think she’s using you for your publicity

-flashing the hundos at the casino

-getting kicked out of a frat party at University of Texas

-possibly lying to the entire world at SEC Media Day, at least the quotes of AJ McCarron make it sure seem like Manziel lied.

-I guess Manziel is pretty much the opposite of Jay Cutler. By that he gives us great copy; he’s interesting. Cutler is a former SEC QB who’s boring!


With E.J. Manuel gone now to the Buffalo Bills, the starting signal caller job is all up in the air now. And with the way Jameis Winston walks into a room full of reporters, you know he can handle being the man, having the spotlight shine upon him. Since spring football, it’s been pretty clear that Jameis could be one of college football’s next big things.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows his Twitter account (@PaulMBanks)

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  1. no if you got to FSU you have the prison dosease

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jameis Winston is a racist. Think about it. If Maziel said the same thing about Winston, he would be deemed some kind of racist. Winston, you just ruined ur chances of ever receiving the Heisman lol

  3. Morons. You didn’t even see whole quote. He went on to say, “I mean it’s good to see [how to handle being in the spotlight] like that. He’s a great guy, he’s like me. He’s funny, he’s outgoing but sometimes when all eyes are on you, you can’t do certain thing, [but] he’s a great person,” said Winston.

  4. Anonymous,

    Did you read the article. Jameis Winston repeated what reporters said. It does not say the ethnicity of the reporter, so how can he (Jameis Winston) be racist for quoting a reporter. The internet is a beautiful tool when used correctly, but honestly some people should have never been allowed to use it. It does not matter what race, color or creed, some people are just not mature enough for the internet. All you do is use it to be devisive and stir up BS. One day the world will change and we will stop hiding behind our keyboards starting mess.

    C. Hill

  5. tinidon2345 says:

    Repeating what someone stated to you does not make you racist. He didn’t say if I get “whiteboy disease” slap me with a mic.

  6. anonymous 212 says:

    hype 22 learn to spell or use spell checker before you post it. Anonymous who is the racist here you brought up the race nt anyoen else. This was a young man repeating what he heard so get it right and take off our hood.

  7. Mic Doc Jayhawk says:

    I think you mean Miami.

  8. ….oh that disease that won him the Heisman. You shouldn’t worry.

  9. Hey morons, maybe report the fact that THE REPORTER ASKED WINSTON IF HE EVER WORRIED HE MIGHT GET MANZIEL DISEASE?!?! Winston was just answering the question. Good reporting here though guys. No, really, I mean that, I’m not being sarcastic at all, why do you ask???

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