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Report | Jameis Winston fined for poking Marshon Lattimore

Matthew Schmidt



Nov 5, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) talks to offensive guard J.R. Sweezy (73) and center Ali Marpet (74) and offensive guard Kevin Pamphile (64) before a snap against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been fined $12,154 by the NFL for poking New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Winston was on the sideline after leaving the contest with a sprained AC joint when he poked Lattimore in the back of the helmet. Lattimore responded by shoving Winston, and then Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans blindsided Lattimore with a hit, causing a short fracas. Evans was suspended as a result of the hit.

However, the Saints ultimately won the game by the score of 30-10.

Winston, who originally injured his shoulder back on October 15 during a loss to the Arizona Cardinals, aggravated the issue against New Orleans and exited after completing seven of his 13 passes for 67 yards. The third-year signal caller has been shut down for several weeks by Tampa Bay as he recovers from the shoulder injury. Overall this season, the 23-year-old Winston has thrown for 1,920 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 61.4 percent of his passing attempts and registering a passer rating of 87.3.

Winston, who played his collegiate football at Florida State University, was originally selected by the Buccaneers with the first overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. He ended up making the Pro Bowl during his rookie campaign after totaling 4,042 yards, 22 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Last season, Winston responded with 4,090 yards, 28 touchdown passes and 18 picks.

Tampa Bay got off to a 2-1 start this season, but since then, the struggling NFC South franchise have dropped five straight games to all but completely fall out of the playoff race.

Matthew Schmidt is a life-long sports fan who was born and raised in New Jersey, which makes the fact that he is a Celtics and Marlins fan kind of peculiar. Don't worry; he likes the Giants in football, so his New Jersey roots have not been completely tarnished. You can also find his work at Bleacher Report and Baseline Banter.