TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston received a civil citation after he was accused of taking crab legs and crawfish from a supermarket.
The Leon County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Winston was issued a civil citation after he left a Publix supermarket Tuesday without paying $32 for the food.
Maj. Michael Wood said that after Winston was contacted by deputies at his apartment, he said he had forgotten to pay.
Winston was not charged with a crime. If he completes a community service program, no misdemeanor charges will be filed.
The Florida State baseball team has indefinitely suspended Winston. He is a relief pitcher.
The 20-year-old Winston was investigated last year when a fellow Florida State student reported that he raped her. But prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to charge him.
Report: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was allegedly cited for shoplifting crab legs http://t.co/9aGTwICru3— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 30, 2014
An online report surfaced claiming that a Tallahassee Police source "confirmed" claims that Winston had been issued “an adult civil citation" for stealing crab legs from an area Publix.
However, TPD spokesman Dave Northway tells WIOD that they have "NOT had ANY contact with Winston in months."
FSU officials have CONFIRMED that in fact Winston was given a citation NOT arrested.
Florida State's Jameis Winston struggled during the weekend as the Seminoles dropped 2 of 3 against Atlantic Coast Conference rival and top-ranked Virginia. The Heisman Winner had more success during a midweek series against Stetson.