Jameis Winston is known for giving some fiery, weird and sometimes hard to understand speeches.
From his speech after the BCS National Championship Game, to the speech he gave to Florida State football team when he returned to watch his former team play, Winston has never been shy of giving speeches.
But, this time, Winston might have used some poor words when speaking to kids at a local school in Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Here’s the full quote:
“All my young boys, stand up. The ladies, sit down. But all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to. Now a lot of boys aren’t supposed to be soft-spoken. You know what I’m saying? One day y’all are going to have a very deep voice like this (in deep voice). One day, you’ll have a very, very deep voice. But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y’all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!”
C’mon on Jameis, you’ve got to think before you speak. Men are supposed to be strong while the ladies are supposed to be silent?
That kind of message will stir a lot of controversy.
Winston did apologize for his “poor choice of words” but the criticism will follow given Winston’s checkered past.