• FSU's Jameis Winston suspended from baseball team amid Publix theft allegations


    TALLAHASSEE - Florida State University's Jameis Winston was issued a citation Tuesday for allegedly shoplifting $32 worth of crab legs from a Publix.

    Following the allegations, FSU baseball coach Mike Martin indefinitely suspended the Heisman Trophy winner, who is a relief pitcher for the Seminoles.

    Football coach Jimbo Fisher said he supports Martin's decision.

    Winston was approached by police at his house about midnight, telling them he forgot to pay.

    Channel 9 learned the citation will not show up on Winston's public record if he completes 20 hours of community service and pays back the money.

    Winston tossed the winning touchdown in the National Championship game over Auburn in the closing seconds in January.

    The 20-year-old has had previous run-ins with the law, but no arrests. He was investigated in an alleged rape, but the state attorney declined to bring charges due to a lack of evidence.

    In November, The Associated Press reported that Winston was questioned about his involvement in a long-running BB gun battle, and that a Burger King reported Winston was stealing soda in a ketchup cup.

    The timing of the incident is interesting given that the NCAA recently approved unlimited meals for student athletes.

    Winston was recently voted the quarterback on the Florida State All-Jimbo Fisher team.

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