The Oregon Ducks just couldn’t leave well enough alone and had to ruin their convincing Rose Bowl victory by throwing shots at Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.
Following their 59-20 dismantling of the Florida State Seminoles, several Oregon players were filmed engaging in a celebration where they screamed “no means no,” in reference to Winston’s sexual assault allegation drama.
Reports Huffington Post:
Several Oregon players are facing team discipline after celebrating their Rose Bowl win Thursday night by mocking Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and allegations of sexual assault that have followed the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner the past two years.
Video taken from the field as Oregon celebrated its 59-20 win in the College Football Playoff semifinal showed at least three players chanting “No means no!” to the tune of a chant used by Florida State fans. The short video, uploaded to Vine by Bear Heiser of Fox Sports West, quickly drew strong reactions on social networks.
The video shows running back Kadi Benoit, linebacker Torrodney Prevot and a third player wearing a “WON NOT DONE” shirt participating in the chant.
Reached by The Associated Press, Heiser said the video was taken on the field as Oregon players celebrated the win from a podium. He shared a longer, 27-second video with the AP that showed the chant initiated somewhere off-camera. The players in the shorter video, as well as wide receiver Chance Allen, joined in.
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said in a statement to The Associated Press that the behavior was inappropriate.
“This is not what our program stands for, and the student-athletes will be disciplined internally,” Helfrich said.
Winston was cleared twice after several investigations but the Oregon players’ celebration reminded the world that the stigma still remains.
Oregon will square off against Ohio State on January 12 in the National Championship. Hit the flip to see the incriminating Ducks celebration.
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