As it is with an high-profile and controversial case, the news that FSU quarterback Jameis Winston would not be charged of sexual assault solicited a lot of different reactions.
Most notably, on Twitter, which seems to be the go-to place to witness the troglodytic bottom feeders of the human race do their thing.
And while jokes can be fun, and Winston has been vindicated in the eyes of the law, the main problem with the entire incident is that it brought out an uneasiness in Twitter and even in the State Attorney's press conference. Because the bottom line in this whole thing was a woman may or may not have been sexually assaulted (even if it wasn't Winston).
Here now are the five worst reactions on Twitter dealing with the Jameison Winston case:
Jameis Winston thoughts after not being charged... pic.twitter.com/FJomE35Tli
— FunnyPicsDepot (@FunnyPicsDepot) December 5, 2013
Because memes about being vindicated for not being the guy that may or may not have raped a girl is HI-LARIOUS.
Outside the courthouse. pic.twitter.com/jR0Rerslcl
— Patrik Nohe/M_Herald (@PatrikNohe_MH) December 5, 2013
Uh... just no, bros. No.
BREAKING: Jameis Winston will also not be charged with sexual assault of the entire Atlantic Coast Conference.
— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) December 5, 2013
RAPE is funny!
well that tweet was deleted but here it is forever pic.twitter.com/7hNJsfEGHC
— Bill Hanstockings (@sundownmotel) December 5, 2013
The above tweet was indeed deleted. NBC Sports Radio then tweeted out an apology.
While this wasn't on Twitter, this was probably the most terrible thing about the entire episode.
State Attorney Meggs -- an FSU alum, by the way -- made the press conference a bizarre spectacle of laughs and jokes. Making matters worse were the journalists who seemed to give Meggs his own live studio audience.
When a female reporter asks Meggs if there was a rape of any kind in this case, Meggs cracks another joke. The exasperated female reporter, then exclaims, "Come on!"
Come on, indeed.
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