Jameis Winston suspended from FSU baseball team for crab theft

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Jameis Winston has been suspended by the Florida State baseball team after he stole more than $30 worth of crab legs and crawfish from a Publix grocery store.

FSU baseball coach Mike Martin said in a statement: “As a result of his citation last night, we are suspending Jameis Winston from the baseball team.”

“I am confident he will complete his community service obligation and the situation will be resolved soon,” he said.

The Heisman Trophy winner and FSU quarterback was given a misdemeanor citation Tuesday after he walked out of the store without paying. Winston admitted to police that he realized his mistake once he got home, but that he never made an attempt to pay Publix back.

FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher added, “I fully support Coach Martin’s decision and will also make sure that Jameis meets all obligations, which I know he will.”

In addition to fulfilling 20 hours community service, police and Publix agreed that Winston met the criteria for the state’s Adult Civil Citation program, in which he will have seven days to contact and enroll. Maj. Michael Wood with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said restitution will probably be part of that agreement.

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