Jameis Winston will be on the bench for the first half of
Saturday’s game against the Clemson Tigers, forcing most
sportsbooks to pull the odds off the board Wednesday
Florida State opened as a 20-point home favorite and moved to
-17 before news of Winston’s punishment was made public.
“We have it closed right now, but the line has gone from -20
to -17 (-105),” says a spokesman for GTBets.eu. “No
first-half line for that game at the moment.”
“For the full game, Winston has to be worth four points
against most teams,” says the spokesman.
“After the news of Winston’s first half benching broke, we
took the line off the board at -19.5 and re-posted it at
-16.5 shortly after,” says Jeff Sherman of the Westgate LV
Winston, who led Florida State to the national championship
in his freshman season, reportedly stood up on a table in the
student union building and shouted an obscene phrase. He has
since apologized for his actions, saying “I did something,
and I’ve got to accept my consequences.”
This is not the first time the 20-year-old has made headlines
for his off-field behavior. Winston faced sexual assault
accusations in 2012, and last spring he was issued a
misdemeanor citation for “forgetting to pay for” $33 worth of
seafood from a Tallahassee grocery store.