Attorney: Jameis Winston not ready for NFL off the field

The attorney who represented Jameis Winston during a sexual assault scandal, said the Florida State University quarterback is more than ready for the NFL on the field. But he's concerned about Winston off the field.

During a sports law symposium on Friday, David Cornwell said, "Winston is ready to be a player on the field, but he's not ready to be an NFL player off the field."

Cornwell clarified that no college player is ready for the NFL off the field. "The league will chew you up and spit you out and keep going," Cornwell said.

Winston was never charged with the sexual assault, and he was cleared of any violations of Florida State's conduct code. If surrounded by the right people, Cornwell said Winston will be able to grow into a solid young man.

Winston is a potential first-round pick in the NFL draft on April 30. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the top pick. The team held a private workout in Tallahassee on Thursday that featured Winston and several FSU offensive linemen.

Winston was in the Tampa Bay area on Friday for Mike Alstott's Golf Tournament.
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