Con­test re­sults in Win­ston turnover

The QB pro­motes a grad­u­a­tion con­test with him as first prize. One prob­lem: He can’t make it.

Tampa Bay Times - - Lightning - BY JEF­FREY SOLOCHEK Times Staff Writer

Who’s in?

Ap­par­ently not Bucs quar­ter­back Jameis Win­ston, who asked that ques­tion as part of a Twit­ter con­test in which his at­ten­dance at a lo­cal high school grad­u­a­tion was the prize.

Three Pasco County schools — Wire­grass Ranch, Mitchell and River Ridge — had the most stu­dents tweet­ing #JameisGradS­peaker with one day to go, and Wire­grass Ranch won the nod.

Just one prob­lem. While he asked for each in­ter­ested school’s name, Win­ston didn’t re­quest the time, date and place of the cer­e­mony.

“It turns out 4 p.m. May 24 didn’t work” for him, Pasco County school dis­trict spokes­woman Linda Cobbe said.

So he won’t show up at the USF Sun Dome to speak to Wire­grass High grads af­ter all. But Win­ston still might make an ap­pear­ance at the school.

Cobbe said the prin­ci­pal and the quar­ter­back’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives have dis­cussed him vis­it­ing cam­pus to meet with stu­dents — just at an­other time that ac­tu­ally fits his sched­ule.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for Win­ston could not be reached for com­ment.


Pasco County’s Wire­grass Ranch High won a Twit­ter con­test to have Bucs QB Jameis Win­ston at­tend its grad­u­a­tion.

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