GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference is used to dealing with some of the best basketball players and coaches the sport has ever seen, but never before has the conference seen the likes of Jameis Winston on the football side of things.Winston’s type of celebrity and infamy caused conference officials to alter the normal setup at the annual ACC Kickoff preseason media event, where the head coaches and select players from each member school are interviewed.In previous years, the players and coaches always sat at big, round tables and the media usually sat or stood around them. But this year, to handle the expected media crush around Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the defending national champs Florida State, the players had their backs against the wall — making it more of a formal press conference.Even when Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski or North Carolina’s Roy Williams are present for their annual basketball media event, it’s nowhere near the kind of buzz that accompanied Winston on Sunday at the Grandover Resort.As Winston walked into the ballroom to start his press conference, what little media hadn’t already completely jammed around his 12-foot-long table quickly scurried to find a place… Read full this story
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