FSU: Stop Selling ‘Jesus Winston’ Tees
September 21st, 2013| by Lost Lettermen
That didn’t take long.
Just a couple days after one Florida State fan started selling shirts of Jameis Winston portrayed as Jesus, Florida State’s administration has stepped in with a cease-and-desist letter.
The fan, who wants to remain anonymous, tells us he sold 100 of his “Chosen One” shirts for $20 a pop last weekend. $2,000 ain’t too shabby for a few hours work.
But a high-ranking source inside FSU’s Athletic Department tells us they’ve fired off a cease and desist letter to the fan … out of concern sale of the shirts could get Winston and FSU in trouble.
We’re told the NCAA could punish FSU if it feels the school isn’t doing enough to prevent someone from profiting off a player’s image—a right which is reserved for NCAA universities.
The other issue, according to our source, is a lot of people on the Tallahassee campus just think the shirts are sacrilegious.
For his part, the fan says he’ll be hawking the tees again during today’s home game.