Really Jameis Winston? Really? Crab legs?
For those of you who aren't immersed in the world of social media, Heisman trophy-winner Jameis Winston was cited for shoplifting seafood at a Publix grocery store in Tallahasee on Tuesday night, according to Leon County Director of Law Enforcement Michael Wood.
Crab legs. $32.72 worth. How shellfish of him. Since I love crab legs, I know that's about one pound (for Alaska Red King Crab), but authorities aren't releasing the exact details of what type of crab legs.
Jameis Winston told police he forgot to pay for the seafood.
Winston released a statement through his attorney on Wednesday, according to CBSSports.com
"As reported in the news, last night I received an adult civil citation for petit theft from a local supermarket. I went to the supermarket with the intent to purchase dinner but made a terrible mistake for which I'm taking full responsibility. In a moment of youthful ignorance, I walked out of the store without paying for one of my items.
"I realize that I am in the public spotlight and my conduct needs to be above reproach. Over the last year I've learned that my accomplishments on the fields can be a wonderful thing for my school, teammates, friends, and family. At the same time, I must realize that my mistakes are magnified and can bring great embarrassment to all those who support me every day. I make no excuses for my actions and will learn and grow from this unfortunate situation. I hope and pray my friends and family will view me as the 20-year-old young man that I am, and support me through this unfortunate situation.
"I am grateful to be able to participate in the adult citation program where I will complete community service."
All-in-all, Winston was given a citation, has to do community service, and has been suspended from the Florida State baseball team. That sounds about right. Time to move on and say "lesson learned."
And then, Twitter got a hold of the story:
And the photos...
All jokes aside, Jameis Winston now has a Publix record.