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Jameis Winston reportedly cited for stealing crab legs

Crab legs

Yep, you read that correctly.

In a case that goes along the lines of he fought the claw and the claw won, 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, 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.

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53 Responses to “Jameis Winston reportedly cited for stealing crab legs”
  1. fitz66 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:14 AM

    I would have guessed that if he got crabs it would have been from an unwilling female – not Publix.

  2. jimmy53 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:16 AM

    Absolute moron.

  3. be4bama says: Apr 30, 2014 11:22 AM

    Issued a citation not arrested!!! Another TPD coverup!!

  4. wadaea says: Apr 30, 2014 11:23 AM

    Pay for stuff…i am a Heisman trophy winner and a florida state criminal..i mean seminal…i can sexualy assault women and eat all the crab legs i want.. 1’m Gumby dam it!!!!

  5. auburntigers34 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:27 AM

    The fact that he did this a few days after the NCAA basically said “feed them as much as you want” is the cherry on top.

    Those crab legs might end up costing him millions of dollars.

  6. sportsnut1197 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:28 AM

    Looking past his years at FSU this guy is undraftable no matter how good he is unless he completely changes. Too many red flags.

  7. auburntigers34 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:30 AM

    saw this posted on another board

    “I said to the crab, ‘Are you stolen?’ He said, ‘I’m stolen if you steal me.’ I said, ‘You stolen then.'”

  8. jzone954 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:32 AM

    Dude needs help or something.

  9. bucrightoff says: Apr 30, 2014 11:33 AM

    I guess he just really, really likes crabs…

  10. billsboy88 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:36 AM

    Not counting the rape accusation, it kinda sounds like the rap sheet of a troubled jr high student

  11. mcjon22 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:37 AM

    Um, apparently the story is complete BS. The TPD and Tallahassee Sheriffs department all issued statements saying no citation was ever issued.

    Just another BS twitter story. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to pay May respects at Lil Wayne’s grave site

  12. auburntigers34 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:38 AM

    Tallahassee PD has released a statement saying that it was consensual and the crab legs left with him willingly.

  13. mcjon22 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:38 AM

    Um, apparently the story is complete BS. The TPD and Tallahassee Sheriffs department all issued statements saying no citation was ever issued.

    Just another BS twitter story. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to pay My respects at Lil Wayne’s grave site

  14. raiderufan says: Apr 30, 2014 11:39 AM

    These little things have probably moved his pay day back at least a year and if he does leave next year have probably cost him his pay day for even longer. Crazy crazy dumb….I mean the kid can eat all the free food he wants…LEGALLY….and chooses not to…Geez…that’s dumb

  15. darrkkomens says: Apr 30, 2014 11:40 AM

    Wait….. how do you steal ketchup from Burger King??? Did he steal the box of Ketchup packets??? The other charges, yes if he did it he’s a moron… is the ketchup thing real??

  16. gnorules says: Apr 30, 2014 11:43 AM

    Can we say supplimental draft pick? 4th rounder.

  17. kinggator says: Apr 30, 2014 11:49 AM

    So much for winning the BCS and never having to pay for another “Crab Leg” in Tallahassee or for having the ladies lined up around the corner to get with the star QB… Jameis, you’re doing it wrong, all so WRONG!!

  18. mikefoxtrottango says: Apr 30, 2014 11:52 AM

    “If I ever get Manziel disease, I want all of you to smack me in the head with your microphones”

    —Jameis Winston, 2013

  19. rolltide510 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:55 AM

    Nole fans,

    Can we get an update on the character assassination of the Publix seafood counter worker and their family? Are they just a dirty lying slut, or is it even worse? TIA

  20. eagles512 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:56 AM

    Maybe a minor issue but the continued issues speak to him being a bad guy, period.

  21. blacknole08 says: Apr 30, 2014 12:00 PM

    If they were stolen he would have been arrested. Plus you can’t steal crab legs from Publix. Someone would have to give them to you. So maybe someone packaged them, with the bar code on them, and gave it to him.

    Troll away!

  22. Deb says: Apr 30, 2014 12:11 PM

    @be4bama …

    According to the Palm Beach Post, it’s common to issue an adult civil citation for minor misdemeanors. Not defending him, but he shoplifted crab legs from a supermarket–it wasn’t an armed jewelry-store heist. Citing him rather than jailing him isn’t a giant police conspiracy. Try to keep some perspective.

    Shoplifting crab legs. A running BB-gun battle. Stealing soda from a Burger King in ketchup containers (according to the article I read). Sounds as though the guy has some serious maturity issues.

  23. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Apr 30, 2014 12:20 PM

    Keep in mind that Deb also justifies the actions of rapists, i.e. if they play football it’s ok.

  24. lbroberts123 says: Apr 30, 2014 12:23 PM

    This is somehow going to get twisted into he’s the sympathetic victim because student athletes don’t get paid enough… Blah blah blah.

  25. mogogo1 says: Apr 30, 2014 12:27 PM

    He’s not coming across as the brightest bulb. The record for lowest Wonderlic score may be in jeopardy.

  26. goodfieldnohit says: Apr 30, 2014 12:29 PM

    That Johnny Manziel guy is out of control!!!

    Oh wait…

  27. realfootballfan says: Apr 30, 2014 12:31 PM

    Stop doing stupid shit, Jameis. SMH.

  28. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Apr 30, 2014 12:36 PM

    If college athletes got paid, he wouldn’t have to steal them

  29. noleitup says: Apr 30, 2014 12:40 PM

    Now hes starting to piss me off. Come on dude just play ball one more year and you can buy all the crab legs you want.

  30. cfballfan1 says: Apr 30, 2014 12:41 PM

    I’m sure it will be the dirty , lying, gold – digging stores fault somehow.

    Stupid is as Stuipd does.

  31. realfootballfan says: Apr 30, 2014 12:44 PM

    Separate from the people who want this guy to fail for their own football reasons, I have said since Jameis came on the scene that he is immature, something that I think he’d even agree with at this time, and he needs to grow up alot. People trying to act like this is a big deal (I heard about the Burger King thing last fall too) as far as criminally sound as stupid as people trying to defend his immature behavior though.

  32. mrlaloosh says: Apr 30, 2014 12:50 PM

    Rapist, thief, Indian Chief……

  33. psly2124 says: Apr 30, 2014 12:59 PM

    The one fool says you can’t steal crab legs because someone packages them. Really. Are you that stupid. Employee fives you roughly 4 pounds of crab legs and expect you to pay for them at the register. Being an idiot Winston brings it upon himself to walk out of the store and skip the cash register. Also I am familiar with publix. Sometime you have to get the crab legs at the sea food counter. Sometimes they are already bagged frozen and weighed out. This week they were on sale. So chances are they had frozen bags. Unless he desired to go or the king crab legs which are never frozen and cost 3x as much.

  34. huskywolverine says: Apr 30, 2014 1:09 PM

    If this was Manziel (who also has a college age mug shot), everyone would be saying, “He’s just young! We all do dumb things at a young age! Give it a rest!” SMH

  35. Deb says: Apr 30, 2014 1:40 PM

    @barking baby …

    We all know how you love hyperbole, but I’ve never posted a comment justifying the actions of any rapist, football player or otherwise. It may seem crazy to you, but evidence of rape is required to condemn someone as a rapist–even if that someone is a football player you don’t like. Sorry, but our criminal justice system doesn’t recognize trial by anonymous asses on blogs. But by all means … keep barking.

  36. be4bama says: Apr 30, 2014 1:53 PM

    Baseball coach has suspended JW. Jimbo will take him to Red Lobster to eat at the all you can eat crab bar.

  37. gatorprof says: Apr 30, 2014 1:56 PM

    Not a good day for FSU.

    Fortunately, everyone is focused on the NBA and how they ignored Sterling’s actions a decade.

  38. 24pointlead says: Apr 30, 2014 2:09 PM

    Looks like chick legs are a gateway to crab legs

  39. goodfieldnohit says: Apr 30, 2014 2:11 PM

    He should be banished to the dungeness…

  40. pensfan1 says: Apr 30, 2014 2:33 PM

    NOW the truth comes out why college players want paid. So they can act like juvenile delinquents and pay the fine quietly themselves.

  41. kitnamania13 says: Apr 30, 2014 2:41 PM

    Maybe he’s just a huge fan of Deadliest Catch and showing his enthusiasm for the new season? I just wonder if he stole kings or opies.

  42. tgaustin says: Apr 30, 2014 2:44 PM

    This is all Mack Browns fault. Had he recruited him this would have never of happened.

  43. Deb says: Apr 30, 2014 3:08 PM

    I’m always amused by fans who think these things could never happen to the players on their teams. I love the Tide, but it wouldn’t shock me if a major Tide player shoplifted something one day. And if Nick chooses not to suspend him from the team for a minor misdemeanor, I’m glad there won’t be any posts from me mouthing off about Jimbo Fisher as though these things only happen at FSU :roll:

  44. sw19womble says: Apr 30, 2014 3:42 PM

    Well, at least he didn’t sexually assault the crab legs*, which some might see as progress.

    He does seem a bit absent-minded when it comes to food and drink tho….

    * not that we have any evidence that Winston has ever sexually assaulted anything or anyone, nor has any intention of doing so in the foreseeable future.

  45. metitometin says: Apr 30, 2014 3:43 PM

    This has to be embarrassing to FSU. Many people think he got away with rape and now the shoplifting charge. I guess college athletes think they can get away with anything. And now people want to pay these athletes? Are they kidding? To me, incidents like these really taint FSU’s ‘title’.

  46. Deb says: Apr 30, 2014 3:48 PM

    What does Jameis Winston shoplifting crab legs have to do with compensating college athletes for the billions they bring in to their universities? Trying to correlate those two issues is completely illogical. It doesn’t matter whether some athletes are idiots. They’re still entitled to be compensated for the use of their names and likenesses in merchandising–just as any other individual would be entitled to compensation in similar circumstances.

  47. arizonahusker says: Apr 30, 2014 4:19 PM

    From “Free Shoe U” to “Free Crabs U”. Way to go FSU !!!

  48. jon11x says: Apr 30, 2014 4:40 PM

    (s) He was starving to death from not having the money to eat. Contrary to fact, the athletes at big major football schools only get a Lunchable and pack of crackers a day to eat. while it amazing that they can beef up some of their players 50 pounds from their HS playing weight on this diet, it still is shows that the players need to be paid so they don’t have to resort to stealing food so they don’t starve. (s)

  49. tigersdawgs says: Apr 30, 2014 7:24 PM


  50. omniusprime says: May 1, 2014 8:35 AM

    This jameis jerk is nothing but a worthless criminal, perfect for the NFL. A shame that the corrupt NCAA whitewashed his rape case, now they’ll ignore this criminal activity. Banning this worthless slime ball from baseball is a mere slap on the wrist, he should be banned from football.

  51. dhardy8207 says: May 1, 2014 9:13 AM

    If the item only cost a dollar and was tiny I might possibly see someone getting distracted and not paying for or missing the item when reviewing receipt. Not saying that is an exceptable excuse just making reference to his statement to the sheriff’s department that he “didn’t realize he hadn’t paid for the seafood”. However, as a frequent grocery shopper with 30 years experience while raising 3 children, can contest that there is no way you leave out with something that cost $38 and you not know that you didn’t pay for it…

    Excuses can be made but this is indicative of something he has probably done before but just got caught this time…

  52. 8to80texansblog says: May 1, 2014 5:09 PM

    While this is really amusing and some of the comments on here are priceless… I personally don’t see THIS as a big deal.

    Not in comparison to some of the other things he’s accused of doing.

  53. 8to80texansblog says: May 1, 2014 5:12 PM

    I do agree though that as this “rap sheet” gets longer, it’s going to cost him money.

    NFL franchises don’t like to have the face of their franchise looking like a social delinquent, and make no mistake FSU fans…. stealing crab legs from a grocery store definitely has the aroma of social delinquent all over it.

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