Hueytown, AL, United States (4E Sports) – Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston was honored Saturday with his own day in his hometown of Hueytown, Alabama.
Among the speakers at the “Jameis Winston Day” event at the Gilmore-Vines Stadium were Hueytown mayor Delor Baumann, Hueytown High School principal Gayle Gober, Winston’s HHS football coach Matt Scott and representatives from Winston’s youth football league in Bessemer.
Earlier, Winston was recognized at a reception at the city hall for invited guests only.
At Hueytown High a plaque was unveiled to commemorate Winston’s football and baseball heroics here from 2008 through ’12.
Winston’s high school coach and the commissioner of his youth football league both retired his jersey number 8, the latter praising Winston as “a young man of character on and off the field.”
The final leg of the tour through Hueytown and Bessemer, Alabama, included stops at a local children’s hospital and a reception at the chamber of commerce.
The recognition garnered criticism from residents in light of Winston’s dismissed sexual assault allegations and other legal troubles.