Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston together with Breion Allen gets baptized in the annual spiritual NFL retreat held in Colorado.
A short clip was posted at Allen’s Instagram account showed the couple being baptized at the event which is organized by the Pro Athletes Outreach or PAO. The Tampa Bay Times reported that the event was said to have been attended by more than 2,500 followers.
In her post, Allen, who is a member of the Rice University women’s basketball, stated that she is thankful for PAO for the experience and that the event opened her to accept Christ into her life and helped her grow in faith.
“Last night I accepted Christ into my life for the first time. So thankful for this #PAO experience for helping me grow closer in my faith and to be around people trying to do the same,” Allen said.
PAO is an organization that aims to unite communities of pro athletes and couples to grow as disciples of Jesus and positively impact their lives in and out of their respective sport disciplines such as football, basketball and baseball.
The four-day event in Colorado was dubbed as “The Increase Conference,” and was aimed at NFL players.
Winston was drafted by the Buccaneers first overall during the 2015 draft and signed a four-year deal worth $23.35 million with $16.7 million signing bonus. The contract also specifies that Winston is prevented from playing any other sport than football. Winston had a stint in baseball during his college days playing for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team.
Aside from playing pro, Winston also had some rough times with authorities as he was held by campus police in 2012 for allegedly bringing a BB gun on campus and firing at squirrels. Officers handcuffed Winston but he was later released when it was noticed he was not on campus and the gun was just a BB gun. No charges were filed against Winston in this incident.
He was also issued an adult civil citation for shoplifting crab legs form Tallahassee Publix store in April 2014. Winston was ordered 20 hours of community service and was suspended from any college baseball activity until he completed his community service.
Winston and Erica Kinsman are set to fight out in court on May 2017 after Kinsman accused the Bessemer, Alabama native of sexual assault.
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