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Ownership defends Winston’s character

Bucs’ Co-Chairman Joel Glazer comes to Jameis Winston’s defense.

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The Glazer family is usually pretty tight-lipped about their product. But at the NFL owners meetings, Buccaneers’ Co-Chariman Joel Glazer spoke about quarterback Jameis Winston’s character and came to his defense when asked about the Uber allegations.

“Yeah, Jameis has been nothing but a great person since he’s been with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” Glazer told the Tampa Bay Times. “And he’s done everything we’ve asked of him. He’s been a great leader. He’s been unbelievable in the community and we have great confidence in Jameis. So we focus on the great things Jameis has done.”

Glazer’s comments come hours after head coach Dirk Koetter and general manager Jason Licht expressed their frustration with the league’s investigation into the situation that seems to be dragging.

Winston’s character is constantly being judged negatively by detractors. Dating back to his college days at Florida State, the 2015 first overall selection has been often attacked on social media and mainstream media outlets despite being cleared of any wrong-doing from previous allegations and a great deal of evidence discrediting his accuser.

The NFL has yet to release any information regarding the case.