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Florida State University

Jesus! Stop Selling Jameis Winston Tees

They're Blasphemous

9/21/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0920-Jameis-Winston-getty-jesusShades of Tim Tebow on the campus of Florida State -- where someone is making major coin off t-shirts depicting FSU QB Jameis Winston as Jesus Christ, and the university is trying to shut it down ... TMZ has learned.

If you hadn't heard ... Winston's become a Heisman frontrunner, scoring 6 TDs in just 2 games (that's a lot) -- and an enterprising FSU fan decided to cash in.

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.

By the way, Winston's connected on 40 of 45 passes this year -- an astounding 88.9% completion rate! Pretty damn heavenly, if you're a Seminoles fan.

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StPeteRickster    

It IS sacrilegious, but this isn't an Islamic Republic and Free Speech rights don't bow to our extremists religious elements.

Or do they??

396 days ago
2.

Petite    

Why do the writers at TMZ continually think that the readers are a bunch of idiots? It takes money to make money, so unless those Tshirts were provided to him for free, he did NOT make $2000. I am an AVON lady and believe you me, there is NO free ride-it takes money to make money.

396 days ago
3.

Azi    

Now this is late breaking news for somebody who gives a F(_)CK !

396 days ago
4.

2drk2fck    

I CAN ASSURE YOU NOONE AT FSU GIVES A RATS ASS.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_vpfblTqng

396 days ago
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2drk2fck    

AND THEN GOD SAID LET THERE BE NOLES!

396 days ago
6.

jdizzla a    

YEAH! The only people allowed to make money off the players is the NCAA!

396 days ago
7.

en Todo Momento!!    

stupid freakin ignorant left liberal college campus male athletes club bands. college education is become a disease, where the plethora of 'education' is proving itself to be a pedestal of 'we can do whatever we want, and you can't do anything about it' mentality. where the whole college life behavior is becoming like carte blanche to ridicule, debase and destroy whoever they please. i mean as holy as that image is for this 'small group of religious freaks', there's a billion other images they could have chosen to make their point, but they want to 'anger' certain 'religious freaks' so it was a perfect fit. or they are just really that stupid. total aholes. fluck all these college degree, college educated bastards. they are over their heads in their sense of power. worse than the church, in terms of power and control.

396 days ago
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JAXBOB    

What repulses me is that he gave Jesus a mullet.

396 days ago
9.

tessa    

and we wonder why these punks think they're God

396 days ago
10.

xxx    

FSU must have forgotten what it looks like to have a good team. The Ohio State BACKUP QB had 3 TD's in just 6 minutes against Cal, has 7 TDs, a 67.2% completion rate and 449 yards in his 2 games.

396 days ago
11.

Therapturecomes    

The rapture of Christs church is almost here and I hope the young man is taken in the rapture

http://youtu.be/ahEVxIzlxwo

Romans 10:9-10 & 1 Cor 15:1-4

396 days ago
12.

depressmode    

Now thats funny

396 days ago
13.

jay26mc    

Scoring six touchdowns against two terrible unranked teams shouldn't really qualify someone as the chosen one anyway.

396 days ago
14.

D-INCARNATION    

That's ridiculous everyone knows god isn't black...

396 days ago
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PiratesRose    

As a proud FSU alumna, I have to say that the fan creating the shirts is a complete idiot. Why on earth would you create a (somewhat) blasphemous image and try to sell it in the 'Bible Belt'? No wonder he only sold 100 at last week's game! See, the stadium seats about 10,000 people and is usually packed on game day. Yes, he has the right to free speech, but that doesn't mean what he has to say is worth listening to.

395 days ago
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