Jameis Winston suspended for shouting obscene Internet meme

That viral “FHRITP” meme got a star quarterback put on the bench.

Mar 1, 2020, 9:15 pm*

Internet Culture


Michelle Jaworski

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is sitting out the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after shouting an obscene Internet meme on campus Tuesday.

You know the one. It’s called FHRITP, for “[blank] her right in the [blank].” 

According to various accounts from fellow students, Winston was seen standing on a table on the Florida State campus shouting FHRITP on Tuesday. It’s made plenty of appearances since an Internet hoax went viral a few months back, but now it’s even reached the college football circuit with a Heisman Trophy winner getting in on the fun.

With plenty of students onhand to tweet about the incident, it didn’t fall under the radar. For his quick outburst, Winston was suspended for half a game.

“As a result of his comments yesterday, which were offensive and vulgar, Jameis Winston will undergo internal discipline and will be withheld from competition for the first half of the Clemson game,” Florida State Interim President Garnett S. Stokes and Athletic Director Stan Wilcox said in a joint statement.

It’s by no means the first time Winston has made headlines for actions off the field. An extensive investigation by the New York Times revealed that Winston was accused of sexually assaulting another student but never charged, and he’s only now the subject of a Florida State inquiry. Last spring, he was cited for stealing crab legs from a grocery store.

It’s like the man is just… not… thinking.

H/T New York Times | Photo via Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2014, 4:28 pm