Update: George Whitfield tells The Big Lead the picture is not fake, just a bad angle and the effect of the leash around his waist.
Right now, a Jameis Winston pic is going viral. A picture that appears to show a really overweight Winston working on his ball skills.
The original tweet appears to have come from Barstool Sports, an account that tweets out a whole lot of nonsense. Here's the tweet that made it go really big.
At Combine 1 week from today. RT @HashtagObvious: Jameis looks out of shape. pic.twitter.com/TCBLek8Pef— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) February 14, 2015
Does that look real to you? No human being's waistline works like that. It's photoshopped, and it's pretty obvious -- just look at the shadow. Someone cinched his waistline and expanded his belly in some image editing software for the lulz. Which yay -- but now people are going to assume it's real, which is why I now have to write this asinine article.
For comparison, here's a picture from George Whitfield Jr., the trainer Winston's working with, taken yesterday.
The NFL scouting combine's in a week. Anyone fascinated with Winston's physique can admire (or disparage) it then. But his physique is not why he will or won't get drafted.