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2-0, 1st in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Now that Jameis Winston's Uber driver has filed a lawsuit, how does this impact his standing within the organization? A number of people have also asked about the timing: why now? Some answers here.


Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Minkah Fitzpatrick discusses some of the social media backlash he and his mom got over his "FitzMagic" trademark: "I kind of laugh at it and use it as fuel. They want me to earn my nickname? That's what I'm going to do. I've been playing pretty well for a rookie my first two games."

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11hCameron Wolfe

Minkah: Bucs QB can have 'FitzMagic' if wanted

Minkah Fitzpatrick expressed anger with social media users who attacked him and his family over his "FitzMagic" trademark application, and offered the nickname to Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick if it came to that.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Uber driver accusing Jameis Winston of assaulting her was initially not planning to file a lawsuit. I'm told that things changed based off what she felt was a lack of contrition on his part and his denials of wrongdoing (he also said she was "mistaken" about his position in the vehicle and the number of passengers). Winston's representatives told me that they anticipated the lawsuit. It did not come as a surprise.

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1dJenna Laine

Bucs' Winston sued over alleged Uber incident

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, who is serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, is being sued by the female Uber driver who accused him of groping her during a ride in her vehicle in March 2016.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I can confirm that the Uber driver who accused Jameis Winston of assaulting her has filed a lawsuit. In it, the driver claims Winston "grabbed her vagina with his hand" and said she "suffered damages in the nature of emotional distress and future therapy expenses." Details coming.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me that former Bucs linebacker Nigel Harris signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad today. He'd spent camp with the Bucs and was active for them, the Giants and Chargers for eight games last season.

Clark agrees with Jackson's take on Fitzpatrick (0:58)
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2dJenna Laine

Jackson: Buccaneers can't take Fitzpatrick out

Jameis Winston's suspension will be over after the Buccaneers play the Steelers on Monday night, but wide receiver DeSean Jackson says Tampa Bay needs to keep riding Ryan Fitzpatrick's hot hand at quarterback.

Minkah files for 'Fitzmagic' trademark (1:04)
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2dCameron Wolfe

Intercepted: Fins' Minkah trademarks 'FitzMagic'

Representatives for Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick filed a trademark application for "FitzMagic," his nickname since high school. Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had also earned the moniker in the media, thanks to his efforts the past two weeks.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Noah Spence being inactive had to do with him not being on special teams, whereas Will Clarke is and so is Will Gholston. When Spence found out he was going to be inactive on Friday, he went to Koetter's office to talk. "We had a productive meeting," Koetter said. "Shoot, that's a sign of maturity on his part to come up, look me in the eye and talk it out, man-to-man. I appreciate that. We didn't agree on everything but we've got a plan in place to keep pushing it forward."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said in his day-after-game news conference that he's not going to get into what happens after Week 3 when Jameis Winston returns from his suspension. He said the same in camp, but of course, that was before they went 2-0 to start the season.

Stephen A.: Stay with Fitzpatrick unless he plays 'like garbage' (1:25)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

With a 27-21 win over the Eagles, the Bucs may just pull off the unthinkable — going 3-0 without Jameis Winston. DeSean Jackson said Ryan Fitzpatrick is "playing out of this world right now."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

FROM ELIAS: The Bucs are the first team in the Super Bowl era to start 2-0 despite facing teams that won 11+ the prior season in each of their first two games, while facing the defending Super Bowl champion in one of those two games.

Saturday says Fitzpatrick can steal Winston's job (0:51)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Most fantasy points by a quarterback in Weeks 1-2 (since 1950): Ryan Fitzpatrick, 2018 TB, 72.3 Patrick Mahomes, 2018 KC, 67.1 Peyton Manning, 2013 DEN, 66.3 Tom Brady, 2011 NE, 64.2 George Blanda, 1960 HOU, 64.0

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A special moment between father and daughter. Ryan Fitzpatrick's wife Liza told me that the kids really don't get to see their dad leading up to games because he's so dialed in. It was also the girls' bedtime by the time he got home from New Orleans last week. A lot more time for chocolate milk celebrations tonight.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

So this is whose closet Ryan Fitzpatrick raided. Fitzpatrick said, "It's all [DeSean's]. The chest hair is mine though." Jackson said, "Hey, he looks better in it than me."

Team Stats

Passing Yards405.01st
Rushing Yards77.527th
Points For37.52nd
Points Against30.527th

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