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Jameis Winston to File Lawsuit Over Rose Bowl Result

Winston claims game could have gone either way, wants official record to reflect that.

Two football players, doing equally good football things.
Two football players, doing equally good football things.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jameis Winston might be the most confident person on the planet, a quality that has served him extremely well as a Heisman-winning and national champion quarterback, and the presumptive #1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Following Florida State's 59-20 loss to Oregon in the 2015 Rose Bowl, a game that featured five second-half Seminoles turnovers - two by Winston himself, including the signature moment of the game.

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Strange, I wonder if any of these gifs will work when the article posts. If not, go ahead and leave gifs of Winston's fumble in the comments section.


Following the game, Winston gave this quote:

"If everybody in this room just want to be real with themselves, this game could have went either way."

Winston firmly believed that Florida State could have easily won that game mere minutes after the game was over. Judging by his latest move, he still holds that opinion.

Winston has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the Tournament of Roses Committee and the College Football Playoff committee, demanding that the both committees change their official Rose Bowl Game record to reflect that either team could have won the game. As of today, April 1st, 2015, the official record reads that Oregon defeated Florida State 59-20; Oregon's 59 points were the most by a single team in Rose Bowl history, and the 39 point deficit was the largest since1948, when Michigan beat USC 49-0. Should the courts rule in favor of Winston, the records would be changed to read as follows:

101st Rose Bowl Game (Jan. 1, 2015) - Oregon 59, Florida State basically 59 also, if you're real with yourself


Winston's lawsuit is extremely unlikely to win, on account of this whole article being an April Fool's Day joke.