UPDATE 1:41: Florida State confirms via a statement that Winston has been suspended from the school’s baseball team.
#FSU bb coach Martin on Jameis: “I am confident he will complete his community service obligation and the situation will be resolved soon.”— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 30, 2014
UPDATE 12:30: Elliott reports, “A source inside Florida State’s program says that Winston will be fined $30, required to do community service, and will be suspended from the baseball team.”
SBNation’s Florida State blog is reporting that Seminoles quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has been cited for shoplifting crab legs from a Publix grocery store. As any business owner/police officer/McGruff the Crime Dog will tell you, shoplifting is a serious crime, but according to Bud Elliott of Tomahawk Nation, being cited is much less dire than being arrested, and the charge will be dropped if Winston adheres to the whatever punishment is doled out.
So will all that throat-clearing out of the way, let’s get to the Twitter jokes.
— GATA Dawgs (@BassinDawg) April 30, 2014
Really wonder about Jameis Winston’s decision making. This entire episode was high-bisque, low reward.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) April 30, 2014
Free Seafood U— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) April 30, 2014
Just a shellfish act on Jameis Winston’s part.— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) April 30, 2014
We also learned that Publix has a top 3 ACC defense.— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) April 30, 2014