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Florida State outfielder/pitcher Jameis Winston Cited for Shoplifting

UPDATED ON APRIL 30th at 3:30pm
Florida State outfielder, right handed pitcher, and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was cited for shoplifting crab legs according to Tomahawk Nation, the SB Nation blog on Florida State athletics. The article posted an update that sources inside the FSU Athletic Department have stated that Winston will face a $30 fine, required to do community service, and the biggest issue is a suspension from the baseball program which lost two out of three games to Virginia over the past weekend. 

You can check out the full article from Tomahawk Nation by clicking here.

UPDATE #1 on April 30th at 1:40pm: Jameis Winston has been officially suspended from the baseball team.

UPDATE #2 on April 30th 2:40pm

Winston has been given 20 hours of community service according to the Tallahassee Police Department. (Link)

UPDATE #3 on April 30th at 3:30pm

Winston’s attorney released the following statement:

“As reported in the news, last night I received an adult civil citation for petit theft from a local supermarket. I went to the supermarket with the intent to purchase dinner but made a terrible mistake for which I’m taking full responsibility. In a moment of youthful ignorance, I walked out of the store without paying for one of my items.

“I realize that I am in the public spotlight and my conduct needs to be above reproach. Over the last year I’ve learned that my accomplishments on the fields can be a wonderful thing for my school, teammates, friends, and family. At the same time, I must realize that my mistakes are magnified and can bring great embarrassment to all those who support me every day. I make no excuses for my actions and will learn and grow from this unfortunate situation. I hope and pray my friends and family will view me as the 20-year-old young man that I am, and support me through this unfortunate situation.

“I am grateful to be able to participate in the adult citation program where I will complete community service.”

From Tallahassee Democrat

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