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Jameis Winston shows 'Hard Knocks' hometown, even cockroaches

 
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) signs autographs during training camp Wednesday at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) signs autographs during training camp Wednesday at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
Published Aug. 2, 2017

HBO's first episode of "Hard Knocks" from Bucs training camp is still six days off, but the show is teasing fans with short clips from what's already been filmed.

One such clip had a camera crew following QB Jameis Winston to his hometown in Bessemer, Ala., and visiting the modest home he grew up in, even narrating as he uncovers roaches in the steps in front of the house.

"This is Mother Nature at its best," Winston says in the clip, unsure whether two roaches are mating or "having a baby." "I feel like the Crocodile Hunter, with roaches."

Asked about the clip Wednesday, Winston said he's proud to have the chance to show where he came from and all that comes with that.

"It was a blessing to have the opportunity to show them where I came from," Winston said. "Cockroaches or not, that's where I grew up, and I love that place."