Jameis Winston says crab legs given to him, not stolen

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston now says he was given the crab legs at a grocery store and didn't steal them. During an ESPN appearance, the former Heisman Trophy winner discussed how he was issued a civil citation for shoplifting last year after walking out of a Tallahassee, Fla., supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish. "How I'm supposed to handle, like, if I just got them for free? I just say, 'I just messed up?'" Winston said. "Well, a week before, it was my buddy's birthday and we had got a cake. And we met a dude that worked inside Publix and he said, 'Hey, anytime you come in here, I got you.' So that day we just walked out and he hooked us up with that. "And when I came in to get crab legs, I did the same thing and he just gave them to me and I walked out. And someone from inside the store had told the security that I didn't pay for them. And that's how the whole thing started." Left unsaid is whether FSU was worried about this being an NCAA violation or if any supermarket employees were disciplined for giving away free food to the Heisman Trophy winner. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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