Yep, you read that correctly.
In a case that goes along the lines of he fought the claw and the claw won, SBNation.com is reporting that Jameis Winston was issued a misdemeanor citation Tuesday for allegedly stealing crab legs from a local Publix. No details surrounding the crustacean caper were revealed, and the school has yet to comment on the incident.
It’s unclear if Winston will be in line for a show-claws from the NCAA, although there’s little doubt he’ll find himself on the wrong side of Santa Claws’ naughty/nice list for being shellfish.
Or, as Mark Ennis put it:
All puns aside, this is at least the fourth run-in with the law during Winston’s brief time with the Seminoles.
Infamously, the reigning Heisman winner was accused of raping an FSU student in late 2012 although no charges were ever filed. Additionally, there were reportedly incidents involving a BB gun fight and stealing ketchup from a Burger King, although no charges were filed in either of those incidents as well.
UPDATED 11:19 a.m. ET: A couple of notes to pass along in relation to this “story,” as well as a brilliantly-crafted photoshop of Winston and his ill-gotten booty.
UPDATED 11:46 p.m. ET: Winston was issued a citation by the Leon County Sheriff’s Department, not the Tallahassee Police Department. The LCSD will conduct a press conference at 2 p.m. ET this afternoon to discuss the situation.
Additionally, TomahawkNation.com is reporting that Winston, a two-sport star at FSU, “will be fined $30, required to do community service and will be suspended from the baseball team.” It’s unknown if he will face punitive measures from the football team as well.
Auburn got back in the win column after two straight losses. While winning a game must have felt nice, head coach Gus Malzahn is not prepared to say whether or not Sean White will be the team’s starting quarterback moving forward.
“I thought he competed; he did some good things,” Malzahn said after the game Saturday, per Al.com. “We’ll take this thing week-to-week like we’ve been doing it. We’re starting to kind of get good answers to the questions that we needed.”
White replaced Jeremy Johnson at quarterback last week against Mississippi State. Johnson, a preseason Heisman favorite for some, struggled out of the gate of the season with six interceptions thrown and a lost fumble. That forced Malzahn to make a change at quarterback after a woeful performance against FCS Jacksonville State and a loss to LSU. White lost his first game as a starter against Mississippi State but the offense has been marginally better. White has yet to throw a touchdown pass in his first two starts.
Against San Jose State, White completed six of 10 pass attempts for 1087 yards. Auburn’s running game is what helped push the Tigers by the Spartans, with Peyton Barber scoring all five touchdowns in the 35-21 victory. Auburn’s next game is in two weeks against Kentucky, on Thursday, October 15 in Lexington.
The Ohio State Buckeyes remain atop the AP Top 25 this week, but the Big 12’s top contenders have bumped Michigan State down two spots. No. 2 TCU picked up five first-place votes and managed to stay ahead of No. 3 Baylor despite the Bears getting 10 first-place votes.
No. 5 Utah picked up seven first-place votes and No. 9 Texas A&M received the last first-place vote available. The big mover in this week’s AP poll was No. 11 Florida, with the Gators jumping 14 spots in the poll after dismantling Ole Miss Saturday night. The Rebels dropped from No. 3 down to No. 14. No. 15 Notre Dame fell nine spots after losing at No. 6 Clemson. No. 19 Georgia also tumbled this week, down 11 spots after being blown out at home by Alabama. It was also a rough week for No. 20 UCLA, falling 13 spots after losing to Arizona State at home.
New teams in the AP poll this week include No. 22 Iowa, No. 24 Toledo and No. 25 Boise State. Iowa and Boise State also made appearances in the coaches poll earlier today, but Toledo did not. Memphis appears in the coach spill but is the third team in its own conference in the others receiving votes category, behind Houston and Temple. Memphis tied with division foe Navy in that category as well.
- Ohio State (38 first-place votes)
- TCU (5)
- Baylor (10)
- Michigan State
- Utah (7)
- Texas A&M (1)
- Florida State
- Ole Miss
- Notre Dame
- Oklahoma State
- Boise State