Bo Jackson Reached Out To Winston To No Avail.
The James Spence Authentication website revealed earlier on Thursday that the company has done an in-depth search on its verification page for Jameis Winston autographs -- which has currently found more than 2,000 items with his signature on them.
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James Spence, the authentication company's owner, told ESPN on Thursday he will not reveal the identity or identities of the customers who submitted the signed Winston items for authentication.
Asked if anyone has talked to JSA, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Thursday, "I have no info. That's our compliance and the AD and those guys handle that stuff. I'm coaching football."
Although Winston has signed multiple items in public since his rise to becoming a college football star, the majority of items that were submitted were most likely signed during an event setup to have a sit-down signing for memorabilia.
"No one who is not a dealer is going to submit that many autographs at one time," said Matt Powers of Powers Collectibles in Kansas City, which sells the autographs of more than 1,000 athletes. "But besides the number, the giveaway of the JSA authenticated items that you can see on eBay, that suggests it was a sit-down signing, as the consistency of autograph, the cleanliness of the autograph and the fact that the autograph is signed in the perfect place over and over."
"Jameis might have signed a lot of autographs, but when he is doing so in public, he's not 100 percent focused," Powers continued. "Someone might be chatting with him, he might be signing with different pens on different surfaces like on someone's hand or shoulder. What's out there being sold is just too good."
Fisher was asked Thursday if Winston has said why there are so many authenticated signatures at JSA.
"No. That's between them and their investigation," the coach said.
Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden joined the growing number of coaches and star athletes that think it is time for the Heisman Trophy winner to start acting his age.
“Jameis has to grow up,” the 84-year-old Bowden told ESPN. “He does things kids in grammar school would do, or kids in junior high would do.”
Former Heisman winner Bo Jackson also stated on The Jim Rome Show that Winston needed to make some changes in his life if he wants to progress as a star athlete. Jackson stated that he has reached out to the quarterback and has yet to see him listen to his advice.
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Jackson says, ''I'm the type of person, I will go out of my way to help anybody. ... (But) 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.''