Student Reporter Tweets Tasteless Jameis Winston Joke During FSU Shooting



With a complete lack of sensitivity at a time when sensitivity may have been needed the most, ESPN student reporter Marisa Martin made a joke about a gunman on Florida State’s campus going after Jameis Winston.

The reporter, who is an Alabama student, is part of ESPNU’s Campus Connection program, which recruits unpaid undergraduate writers for what an ESPN spokeswoman described to the Washington Post as a “college internship program.”

Martin would later go on to delete her account while Alabama’s Campus Connection account tweeted out an alibi.

An ESPN spokesman maintained Martin is not considered an employee of the company.

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