Skip to comments.Sheriff’s Office: Winston Issued Citation For Shoplifting $32 Worth Of Crab Legs
Posted on 04/30/2014 12:15:27 PM PDT by Red Badger
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) Florida States Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended from the universitys baseball team after being issued a citation for stealing crab legs.
The Leon County Sheriffs Office said Tuesday that Winston was caught shoplifting at a Tallahassee Publix Monday night and was issued a citation.
Major Michael Wood said during a press conference that Winston told authorities that he just forgot to pay the $32 for the crab legs and other seafood items.
Jameis Winston has not been arrested for any crime. He was issued a civil citation, Wood said.
Wood added that Winston was very cooperative with authorities.
Winston must complete the pre-diversion program or he will be facing a petty theft charge. He also must complete 20 hours of community service.
I am confident he will complete his community service obligation and the situation will be resolved soon, FSU baseball coach Mike Martin said in a statement to Baseball America.
Football coach Jimbo Fisher says he supports Martins decision.
The 20-year-old Winston was investigated last year when a fellow Florida State student reported that he raped her. But prosecutors said there wasnt enough evidence to charge him. The Associated Press reports Winston was among a group of players questioned about their involvement in a BB gun battle and Tallahassee Burger King employees complained Winston was among players stealing soft drinks and making a mess in the store.
Winstons reported citation comes as the NCAA approved to expand meal allowances for all athletes.
Division I schools are now allowed to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all athletes, including walk-ons.
The move came after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed starving because he couldnt afford food.
Schools were previously allowed to provide three meals per day or a stipend for those meals to scholarship athletes. The new rule now allows walk-ons to receive the same allowances and allows schools to provide more meals and snacks, too.
Winston is a relief pitcher for the Seminoles and recently earned his first win of the season.
Crabs in your pants is always a problem.
Adds a whole new meaning to “deadliest catch.”
WHen is this thug gonna be finally put in prison?......................
The guy doesn’t have time to go crab “fishing” on the w/e?
Sounds too much like ‘work’......................
Not much better than sitting out in the sun, drinking beer and watching how the chicken parts on the end of the line are doin’.
Give him time. He’ll end up there.
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I use BACON.................
They are protecting him, to their own derision..................
Raw or partly cooked or crispy?
The fat seems to draw the crabs quicker....................
My dog seems to prefer raw too. Especially if she can get it off the counter by unsupervised "shopping".