AJ McCarron's Mom Apologizes For Jameis Winston Tweet
AJ McCarron’s mom, Dee Dee McCarron, sparked outrage after she sent out a controversial tweet about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s postgame interview on Monday night.
Dee Dee McCarron Apologizes
“Am I listening to English?” McCarron posted to Twitter before quickly deleting it. She later returned tweet an apology.
Any1 that knows our family knows we r far from racist. My tweet was not in anyway meant that way. I sincerely apologize if it offended any1
— Dee Dee McCarron (@DeeDeeBonner) January 7, 2014
During Winston’s interview after Florida State's BCS Championship game win against Auburn, he was asked about what he and coach Jimbo Fisher said to one another upon the final whistle.
“We champions. We can share that. We are champions together,” Winston said. “And through everything that we went through, through all the haters, through every single thing, we came out victorious. God did this. I’m so blessed. He’s so blessed. All the stuff that he handled with Ethan [Fisher’s son] and he come out here and coach us? That touched me. And it’s nobody but God. It’s nobody.”
Winston, this past season’s Heisman winner and the winner of the BCS MVP award, was also asked about how he led the Seminoles to victory.
"I said guys, we didn't come here for no reason,” Winston said. “I said, 'Guys, this is ours, man.' All the adversity we went through the first few quarters, it was ours to take. And like I've been saying, we control our own destiny, and those men looked me in my eye and said 'We got this, Jameis.' I said, 'Are you strong?' They said, ‘I'm strong if you strong.’ I said, 'We strong then.'"
Although Winston may not have been fully articulate or grammatically correct in his interview, the sentiment of his words came through to many, including LeBron James and Reggie Bush. The professional athletes both took to Twitter upon hearing Winston’s remarks to praise the 20-year-old athlete.
UN-Freaking-believable interview by Jameis!! Just shows part of the reason why he's SPECIAL!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 7, 2014
Love listening to this dude Jameis Winston talk after games! Walks and talks like a true champion! A great role model for kids to look up to
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) January 7, 2014
– Chelsea Regan