Winston Shoves Ref – Video : Jameis Winston pushes ref vs. BC, says it was unintentional

Winston Shoves Ref - Video : Jameis Winston pushes ref vs. BC, says it was unintentional

Winston shoves ref out of the way, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston shoved an official out of the way in the third quarter of his team’s narrow 20-17 win over Boston College on Saturday.

The ESPN announcing team laughed when it happened, and no penalty was called. But after the game, officiating experts from both ESPN and Fox Sports came out and said it should have been a 15-yard penalty and Winston should have been ejected for touching an official.

Judging by the circumstances and Winston’s comments after the game, it’s clear that he got caught up in the moment.

The game was tied 17-17 in the third quarter when the incident occurred. FSU was driving down the field running an up-tempo offense, and Winston was trying to go as quickly as possible. After picking up six yards on 1st down near midfield, Florida State made a quick substitution and tried to run a play.

Under college rules, when the offense makes a substitution, the defense also has to have a chance to make a substitution. You’ll often see an official stand over the ball until it’s clear that the defense is ready.

  • Chris Kennedy

    He had a lot of money on the line!

  • samnbryan

    idiot