Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Report: Jameis Winston appeared to avoid security

Jameis Winston was suspended from the baseball team and then reinstated after completing 20 hours of community service.

AP photo

Jameis Winston was suspended from the baseball team and then reinstated after completing 20 hours of community service.

Jameis Winston appeared to avoid a store security guard before leaving a Tallahassee Publix without paying for crab legs and crawfish, according to a Leon County Sheriff's department incident report.

The Florida State quarterback and baseball standout ordered the seafood and then left the store while the order was being filled, wrote Deputy Michael Crego, who reviewed the store's security video tape of the April 29 incident.

Winston returned, collected the seafood and then went to pick up a package of butter, according to the report.

As he prepared to leave, Winston paused to avoid off-duty Deputy Marc Graves who was working store security, letting him walk past and then leaving behind the deputy and past the cash registers, the report said.

"Mr. Winston paused visibly near a series of sale bins and allowed Deputy Graves to pass in front of him. The pause appeared to be an attempt to avoid walking in front of Deputy Graves. Mr. Winston then walked behind Deputy Graves, passed all points of sale, and exited the store without paying for the merchandise," said the report.

Publix employees soon realized Winston hadn't paid and alerted authorities.

Winston was given a civil citation for the incident. He was suspended from the baseball team and then reinstated after completing 20 hours of community service.

Report: Jameis Winston appeared to avoid security 05/06/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:33pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot

    Blogs

    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …

  2. AP Top 25: Alabama first, FSU, UF, Miami and USF all in top 20

    Blogs

    As expected, Alabama will start the season at No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

  3. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay

    Footballpreps

    Armwood High School quarterback Devin Black (7) hands the ball off to running back Larry Anderson (13) during the Spring Football Jamboree in Seffner, Fla. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
  4. Do Rays, Corey Dickerson have a 'second wind'?

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — There was the time in late May when Corey Dickerson hit a ball that bounced in front of the plate, swatted it for a double. He hit anything that moved wherever it moved. He was that good.

    Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Corey Dickerson (10) gets beat to the bag on the throw to first to end the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. The Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times
  5. Ex-Florida Gators QB Treon Harris will start at Tennessee State

    Blogs

    Former Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris is a starter again.

    At Tennessee State.