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FSU’s Winston skewered on Twitter

First Published Aug 11 2014 10:48PM      Last Updated Aug 11 2014 11:10 pm

A Florida State social media campaign turned ugly Sunday when the university’s athletic department opened Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston up to mockery.

The department attempted to engage fans on Twitter by soliciting questions to be used for a video on the team website.

The hashtag "#AskJameis" became a trending topic on Twitter for a time Sunday — for all the wrong reasons.

The Twitter feed was bombarded by accounts making fun of Winston and taking shots at the sophomore. Winston has been heavily criticized for several off-the-field incidents during his time at Florida State.

He was investigated in an alleged sexual assault of a female student last season, but was never charged. Winston was suspended from the baseball team for three games and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service after being cited for stealing $32 of crab legs from a local grocery store.



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