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Apr102015

David Cornwell: "Winston Not Ready to be an NFL Player Off The Field"

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(NEW YORK) -- Criminal defense attorney David Cornwell became the latest voice to air concerns about the future of quarterback Jameis Winston's NFL career. 

Cornwell, who previously advised and represented Winston stated that he felt Winston was not prepared for the NFL once he was outside the confines of a team facility.

Speaking at Villanova's Moorad Sports Law symposium, David Cornwell said, "He's ready to be an NFL player on the field, but he's not ready to be an NFL player off the field."

Cornwell clarified that he felt most college age young men were not ready for the life of a professional athlete. 

"I don't think anyone is ready," Cornwell said. "No one is ready for this (NFL) world when they come into it."

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are rumored to be ready to select Winston with the first overall pick on April 30 in the 2015 NFL draft. Though, a report from Yahoo Sports Charles Robinson suggests that one of the team's owners could have reservations about the selection as it relates to the family's charitable foundation.


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