Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was arrested for stealing crab legs from Publix supermarket in Tallahassee, reports Tomahawk Nation.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. He’s Unlikely to Face Serious Charges
The Heisman winner is reported to have been issued a misdemeanor citation. The Leon County Sheriff’s Department will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. to discuss the case, reports WTXL. So far the sheriff’s office have only said that they have had “recent contact” with Winston. The Seminoles star said:
I went to the supermarket with the intent to purchase dinner but made a terrible mistake.
2. His Arrest Comes Just Months After he Won the NCAA Championship
In January, Winston threw the winning touchdown in Florida’s National Championship win over Auburn. In total for the season, he was 257-384 for 4087 yards and 40 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.
3. It’s Not His First Run-in With the Law
Winston has had a hugely controversial few months. In November, he was investigated in an alleged case. The state’s attorney negelected to bring charges. Later, the handling of the case was heavily criticized in a New York Times report.
4. Somebody Should Tell Him About His Unlimited Meals
Famous Jameis arrested for stealing crab legs from Publix? Classic. pic.twitter.com/l9FouQbaN2
— Zack Robinson (@ctigers92) April 30, 2014
His alleged arrest for stealing crab legs comes just as the NCAA allowed student athletes access to unlimited meals at their schools.
5. Winston is Still Actively Playing For the School’s Baseball Team
— Mason Moscatiello® (@soufsideoutside) April 30, 2014
Earlier in the week, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Winston was going to take a bigger role with FSU’s baseball team where he plays as an outfielder. It’s reported that due to his arrest, he has been suspended from the team.
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