Jameis Winston Cited for Shoplifting Crab Legs

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06:  Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Auburn Tigers 34-31 in the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jameis Winston Cited for Shoplifting Crab Legs

Heisman Trophy winner stole from Publix supermarket Tuesday.

Published April 30, 2014

Florida State quarterback and 2013 Hesiman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was issued a citation Tuesday for shoplifting crab legs from a Publix supermarket in Florida, multiple sources told the website SB Nation.

"He got an adult civil citation," a Tallahassee Police source told SB Nation. "If he completes the sanctions it will never show up on his record. They commonly give them to juveniles on first criminal offenses. They are now doing it for minor misdemeanors for adults to lower crime rate."

SB Nation is also reporting that Winston will be fined $30, required to complete community service and will be suspended from Florida State's baseball team, which is currently in season. The Leon County Sheriff's office is scheduled to shed more light on Winston's citation during a Wednesday afternoon press conference.

Ironically, the news of Winston shoplifting crab legs comes shortly after the NCAA recently approved unlimited meals for student athletes. Winston was investigated for an alleged rape late last year, but the Florida State Attorney didn't bring charges against the quarterback due to a lack of evidence.

Winston led the Seminoles football team to a National Championship victory over Auburn this past season, one that saw him throw for 4,087 yards and 40 touchdowns.

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 (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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