This last claim strains credulity, but Fisher has energetically defended Winston, saying he's seen no evidence that the quarterback got paid -- something that would violate current, albeit stupid, NCAA policy and would almost certainly lead to Winston's suspension.
Georgia sat its star running back, Todd Gurley, for allegedly autographing for cash despite the possibility of the team being hurt as a result. In contrast, FSU and Fisher have dug in their heels. But apparently wins like the one over Notre Dame this weekend trump other considerations.As for the Post's Moore, he is an energetic Twitter presence, but most of his tweets are non-controversial. His most recent one reads:
'Great interview. Nightcrawler' actress Rene Russo is a reluctant star http://t.co/pkuLwFoacl— Gregory Moore (@gregmooreDP) October 19, 2014
That's why it was surprising when, on Saturday, he shared the following:
I really hope Jimbo Fisher is rewarded for his confidence in Jamis Winston. Great coach and loyal.— Gregory Moore (@gregmooreDP) October 19, 2014
This morning, we reached out to Moore via e-mail to get more information about why he feels Fisher is worthy of such praise.
After first tweaking us for "policing tweets," Moore replied, "I simply meant I hope Winston is telling his coach the truth about the autographs because Fisher is laying it on the line for him."
That's one way of looking at it....
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