Winston appeared to avoid deputy as he stole crab

Published On: May 06 2014 03:06:28 PM EDT   Updated On: May 06 2014 03:15:54 PM EDT

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston appeared to pause to avoid a deputy before walking out of a supermarket without paying for crab legs and crawfish.

That's according to an incident report prepared by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, which issued a civil citation to the Florida State University quarterback and relief pitcher last week after the theft.

The report details what witnesses and video camera at the Publix supermarket saw the night Winston walked out of the store with three pounds of steamed crab legs and a pound of crawfish. Left unclear was whether Winston also stole butter, or just put it in a bin of sale items before he left the store.

After Winston walked out without paying for the $32 of seafood, he told officers it was a mental lapse.

"He told the deputies that he did not pay for the items, he forgot," said Maj. Mike Wood of the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

Winston was suspended from FSU's baseball team for three games until he completed required community service.

He completed four five-hour shifts as a janitor at a YMCA over the weekend.

"He did custodial work for us," said Ray Purvis, capital region YMCA president. "He did a lot of cleaning around the branch. He visited with some of our members as well, and, by all accounts, he took care of what he needed to do."

Winston's attorney echoed what he said last week, saying the incident was stupid and Winston could have paid for the dinner.


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