Jimbo Fisher abruptly ended an interview session with reporters on Monday after he was asked questions about Jameis Winston’s off-the-field issues, per CBSSports.com.
The Florida State coach initially fielded questions while he was in Alabama for a meeting of the Birmingham Quarterback Club.
Fisher clammed up after he was asked a reasonable question – whether it’s fair his reputation has taken a hit defending his quarterback.
“Why is my reputation taking a hit? For backing a kid who has done nothing wrong?” Fisher said. “I don’t want to get into this. The questions weren’t supposed to be asked today. I’m done. I’m done.”
Florida State has the nation’s No. 7-ranked recruiting class for 2015 with 18 commitments, including three from Georgia.
Fisher has been feeling public pressure with his never-ending defenses of Winston. Fisher was called “dirty” last week by a FOX Sports website.
Fisher’s comment that Winston “has done nothing wrong” is beyond baffling. Last spring, Winston was suspended for three games in baseball for shoplifting crab legs. He sat out this year’s football game against Clemson after yelling an obscene phrase in front of other students while at the FSU student union.