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Report: Jameis Winston appeared to avoid security

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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.

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