Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden called Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston "an embarrassment" during an appearance on ESPN's "Paul Finebaum Show" Tuesday.

Winston, taken first overall by Tampa Bay in the NFL draft, had numerous off-the-field issues while leading the Seminoles to the 2014 national title.

"I think it's a consensus among FSU fans and boosters that he was an embarrassment in a lot of ways to the university," Bowden, 85, said to host Paul Finebaum about Winston's off-the-field behavior. "He won a lot of ball games, probably one of the best football players that ever attended Florida State, but he hurt himself off the field.

"The good news is he's young enough to get over that. But he's got to do that. He just can't make those junior high school decisions that he made when he was in college."

• Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he has met with Everett Golson about the possibility of the former Notre Dame quarterback transferring to the Seminoles, who are looking for a quarterback to replace Winston.

Michigan mum on Norfleet's status

Michigan said senior wide receiver Dennis Norfleet's status is an "internal matter" after his high school coach said he was dismissed from the Wolverines.

BOXING

Record buys for PPV bout

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao proved a box office smash, even if their fight didn't live up to the hype.

The May 2 fight obliterated the pay-per-view record, with 4.4 million buys generating more than $400 million in revenue. With a live gate of nearly $72 million and other revenue, the bout grossed more than $600 million and likely made Mayweather more than $200 million.

Showtime and HBO officials reported the whopping PPV figures Tuesday.

HOCKEY

U.S. finishes atop group

Teenager Jack Eichel scored on a wrist shot with 28 seconds left in overtime to give the United States a 5-4 victory over Slovakia as the Americans finished first in Group B with a 6-1 record at the world hockey championships in the Czech Republic. Wild forward Charlie Coyle also scored for the Americans, who play Switzerland in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Belarus secured the last spot in the quarterfinals by beating Norway 3-2.

AROUND THE HORN

NFL: Despite a season-ending knee injury, Jacksonville rookie Dante Fowler Jr. has a fully guaranteed contract. The No. 3 overall pick signed a four-year, $23.3 million signing bonus. Fowler had signed an injury protection waiver. … ESPN's NFL wild-card game will also air on ABC this season, with the league looking to expand the audience a year after it televised a playoff matchup on cable for the first time. … Detroit signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Lance Moore.

College basketball: Indiana sophomore Devin Davis, who missed all of last season because of a brain injury suffered when a teammate hit him with a car, was suspended from team activities after being cited for marijuana possession.

Auto racing: Kyle Busch will run the NASCAR All-Star Race this weekend, his first competition since he was seriously injured in a crash at Daytona nearly three months ago. Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a Feb. 21 wreck, causing him to miss 11 Sprint Cup races.

High schools: A former Iowa prep football player who suffered a serious head injury during practice was awarded almost $1 million in a negligence case against the district and a school nurse. Bedford High School's Kacey Strough, 18, had a pre-existing condition known as "cavernous malformation," or abnormally formed blood vessels in his brain.

WNBA: Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson will miss her third season in a row for the Seattle Storm after undergoing knee surgery.

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