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Jameis Winston Speech: Boys Should Be Strong ... GIRLS SHOULD BE SILENT

2/23/2017 6:53 AM PST
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0223-tampa-bay-jameis-winston-miami-01Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston completely blew it at an elementary school speech to kids ... telling the crowd men are supposed to be strong and loud -- and women should be silent.

Winston was at Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg addressing a group of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade male and female students when he noticed some students were getting bored. 

He tried to shake things up with the following statements (as documented by the Tampa Bay Times): 

"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!"

One of the teachers told the Times a female student turned to her and said, "I'm strong too."

As for Winston, he later told the media, "During my talk, I used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some."

Doug Martin Entering 'Treatment Facility' ... I Need Help

12/28/2016 1:11 PM PST
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1228_doug_martin_gettyTampa Bay Bucs running back Doug Martin just announced he's entering a treatment facility after violating the league's drug policy. 

Martin just issued a statement saying, "I was notified last week of a four-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy."

The 27-year-old did not reveal which substance he tested positive for though NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the substance in question is Adderall.

"My initial instinct was to appeal the suspension and finish the season with my teammates. However, after numerous discussions with people close to me -- including Coach Koetter -- I am starting the suspension immediately so I can enter a treatment facility and receive the help I truly need."

"On the field, I must be strong and determined to push through both pain and injuries to become an elite NFL running back. Off the field, I have tried that same approach in my personal life. My shortcomings in this area have taught me both that I cannot win these personal battles alone and that there is no shame in asking for help."

"I sincerely apologize to the Glazer family, General Manager Jason Licht and the entire Tampa Bay organization, my teammates and our tremendous fans. This was not the season I envisioned and I have let everyone down, including myself. However, adversity yields opportunity and I ask for your support in my battle to overcome these personal issues."

Martin fell off big time in 2016 after a stellar 2015 season in which he rushed for more than 1,400 yards.

He missed 6 games this season due to injury but even when he was healthy he didn't play well ... only averaging 2.9 yards per carry. 

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Bucs Superfan Nick Carter JAMEIS WINSTON'S THE TRUTH Let Us Do Halftime Show!

12/8/2016 9:26 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Carter LOVES Jameis Winston

Loves him. 

In fact, he's SO THRILLED his Bucs finally have a winning team, he wants to round up the rest of the Backstreet Boys and do a halftime show in Tampa Bay!! 

Carter has suffered through a ton of losing seasons and bad QBs -- and now that his Bucs are 7-5 and a real playoff threat, dude's FIRED UP! 

Bucs' Mike Evans ENDING TRUMP PROTEST ... 'I Was Frustrated'

11/15/2016 7:22 AM PST
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1115-mike-evans-getty-03Well, that was quick. 

Tampa Bay Bucs star Mike Evans says he's officially calling off his Donald Trump protest -- and apologizing to the people he offended. 

Evans sat down during the National Anthem at the Bucs vs. Bears game this past weekend -- claiming he was upset that Trump won the election.

But a backlash soon began when it came out that Evans -- who lives in Florida -- didn't vote in the election. 

Now, he's issued an apology. 

"I want to start by apologizing to all the U.S. military members, their families, and the fans who I offended by my actions on Sunday. It was never my intention as I have tremendous respect for the men and women who serve our country."

"I have very strong emotions regarding some of the many issues that exist in our society today. I chose to sit as an expression of my frustration towards this year’s election. It was very personal for me, as it was for so many Americans." 

"With that being said, I will not sit again during the National Anthem because I want to focus my efforts on finding more effective ways to communicate my message and bring about change by supporting organizations and movements that fight for equal rights for minorities."

"This Sunday, I will be back to standing with my teammates."

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NFL's Louis Murphy Trapped in Museum 911 ... Nobody's Here & I'm Missing the Party!!

7/7/2016 1:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Louis Murphy was so drunk and confused about why he was locked in a museum, he called 911 and he's now made the Hall of Fame ... for 911 calls.

In the call obtained by TMZ Sports, the wide receiver tells the dispatcher he was a groomsman at his friend's wedding at the Flagler Museum -- but "got kinda drunk," and accidentally fell asleep in a garden and got locked inside.

29-year-old Murphy said he cut his hand while trying to break through a door to freedom. You'd think a guy who uses his hands for a living would be pissed about that, but no ... Murph was more upset his friends were somewhere partying without him.

He was clearly still wasted. Just listen. So good.

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Museum security found him and cops showed up around 1:15 AM, but agreed no criminal charges would be pressed because Murphy agreed to pay for the door repair costs. 

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NFL, Bucs, Jaguars & Dolphins Donate $400k To Orlando Shooting Victims

6/24/2016 9:02 AM PDT
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The NFL and its 3 Florida-based teams are opening their wallets to help those affected by the Orlando shooting -- donating $400k to help recovering survivors and families of victims.

The Dolphins, Jaguars, and Buccaneers -- along with NFL commish Roger Goodell -- announced they came together to contribute the money to the OneOrlando Fund, which was formed by Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer. 

The fund was specifically created to provide support to the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families. 

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross issued a statement saying, "We are united with the NFL, the Jaguars, and the Buccaneers in making this commitment to the OneOrlando Fund."

"We give our heartfelt condolences to those impacted by this horrific act and are hopeful that these donations help in their time of need.”

Tampa Bay Bucs Shout-out from Beyonce For Letting Jay Z Train In Team Gym

4/26/2016 10:44 AM PDT
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0426_jay_z_tampa_bay_tmzThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a "special thanks" from Beyonce at the end of her "Lemonade" special this weekend ... and TMZ Sports has learned it all has to do with a favor the team did for Jay Z

We didn't notice any players in the special ... or stadium shots or any other obvious Bucs references -- so, we asked the team ... why did Bey shout-out TB?

0426-tampa-bay-buccaneers-tweet-TWITTER-01A rep for the team told us, "We actually were not involved with Lemonade, it was actually just a thank you for allowing Jay-Z to come and work out at our facilities during their time here in Tampa as they were preparing for the start of her tour."

Turns out, Jay got his pump on at the Bucs facility earlier this month ... and the team was so happy to have him, QB Jameis Winston presented Jay with his own custom Bucs jersey. 

"It's an honor to meet you," Winston told Jay at the time. He even offered to take Hov out to the field to throw the ball around ... though it's unclear if that ever happened. 

Still, pretty cool to get a shout-out from Bey. 

Nick Carter to Jameis Winston Take My Advice ... Stay Outta Tampa Strip Clubs!!

10/16/2015 10:47 AM PDT

Nick Carter says he wants to be Jameis Winston's booty mentor -- and rule #1 is STAY OUT OF THE STRIP CLUBS IF YOU DON'T WANNA SCREW UP YOUR LIFE! 

The Tampa native was on "The Miguel Show" on WPOI in T.B. when he said he knows firsthand about the dangers of being young, rich and famous in one of the best strip club cities in the world ... and doesn't want Winston to make the same mistakes he did.  

So, the Backstreet Boy decided to dish out some advice for the Bucs QB: 

--  Stay out of the strip clubs
--  Ditch all of your "dummy friends"
--  Get a girlfriend, get married, settle down
--  Keep your nose in the books

Carter then ate dinner at 5 PM, filled his candy bowl with butterscotch disks and fell asleep watching "Jeopardy." 

Jameis Winston's Dad My Son's the Face of the Bucs ... Here's Proof

9/21/2015 2:30 PM PDT

0921_jamies_winston_shirt_twitterWhen it comes to the Tampa Bay Bucs logo ... Bucco Bruce is out. Jameis Winston is in ... at least according to JW's dad. 

Check out the shirt Jameis' dad, Antonor Winston, rocked to the game in New Orleans this weekend, spotted by NFL Network reporter Jeff Darlington (and brought to our attention by BSO). 

Coulda been you Mike Glennon ... 

Jameis Winston 86'd from Bar Over Wardrobe 'Welcome to Return with Pants'

6/15/2015 11:02 AM PDT
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0615-jameis-winston-twitter-01Jameis Winston learned the hard way ... star power stops at the shorts -- especially when trying to get into a bar with a strict PANTS ONLY dress code. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB was rejected from the Blue Martini bar in Tampa when he tried to get in Friday night while wearing a pair of shorts ... in front of a sign that said, "Dress code strictly enforced."

We spoke with one of the managers ... who tells us, "It was nothing personal. He was not allowed inside because he did not meet the standards of the dress code."

We're told the bar would ABSOLUTELY welcome Jameis back if he comes around again ... as long as he's got pants. 

Jameis Winston Sponsored By Publix 'We Don't Hold a Grudge'

5/1/2015 10:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0501-jameis-winston-publix-gettyHe stole their shellfish ... but Jameis Winston is now officially sponsored by Publix (by way of the Tampa Bay Bucs) ... and the market says they're all about BURYING THE HATCHET. 

In fact, it was 1 year ago this week that Winston was busted stealing crab legs ... and as fate would have it, Publix happens to be the official supermarket sponsor of the Bucs. 

So, how do store officials feel about teaming up with a guy who jacked their seafood?

"We support our hometown team. We welcome Jameis Winston to the Bucs. We don't hold any grudge against him."

A rep for Publix adds, "We've moved forward, we're past this. We hope Jameis has done the same, and is moving forward."

"Part of our affiliation with the team is to do the right thing for the community. If Jameis has an idea that would make the community better, [we'd] gladly hear out his proposal."

"This is a great opportunity for him to learn from his mistakes. He's going to have a chance to do a lot of good now."

Jameis Winston Backtracks After Crab Leg Pic ... 1st NFL Blunder?!

5/1/2015 6:04 AM PDT

0501-jameis-winston-instagramDidn't take long for Jameis Winston to make his first NFL mistake -- deleting his crab leg celebration pic from Instagram hours after he posted it .... and we're guessing he was INSTRUCTED to get rid of it. 

In case you didn't see it, Jameis posted a pic showing him eating a big ol' plate of crab legs -- clearly mocking his whole shoplifting arrest thing from last year. 

But just like that, it was gone. 

BTW -- the timing of the pic is interesting since the NCAA has relaunched an investigation into the incident ... since Winston claims he had a "hook up" at Publix that gave him free food. 

No word if it was the Bucs or Jameis' agent or lawyer who told Winston to pull the pic down -- or maybe he had second thoughts on his own ... but clearly, he realized it was a bad idea ... or else the pic would still be up. 

Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Shellfishly Takes QB ... With #1 Pick

4/30/2015 5:13 PM PDT

0430-jameis-getty-02It's crab leg time in Tampa Bay ... the Bucs have just selected Jameis Winston with the #1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft

The Bucs reportedly launched a serious recon mission into Jameis' personal life to find out if Winston was worth the risk. Clearly, they weren't concerned with what they found. 

Good luck ... 

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