shoplifted forgot to pay for his crab legs at Publix on Tuesday. FORGOT, people. Come on, never would Jameis Winston walk out of Publix with a free cluster of crab legs. NEVER.
Just to set that record straight, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office held a presser on Wednesday regarding Winston’s punishment. Because Publix decided to not to prosecute, Winston was given 20 hours of community service and then turned back out into the world. He’s also suspended from the baseball team (read: most likely until ACC Tournament play).
While Publix, LCSO and FSU were ready to move past the “misunderstanding” that you must pay for groceries nowadays, Twitter was not. Here is a collection of the best reactions.
Jameis Winston suspended from the #FSU Baseball team for stealing crab legs. If only he had another sport to fall back on….
— Rob Wagner (@The_Rob_Wagner) April 30, 2014
Jameis Winston actually has negative brain cells… It just makes me laugh because he goes to FSU
— Lea (@lblevvs) April 30, 2014
Jameis Winston: Collegiate athlete, professional idiot, and an apparent lover of seafood.
— Patrick Wilson (@pwilso27) April 30, 2014
Can’t believe the Jameis Winston story. When I was in college I did everything I could to AVOID crabs….
— Rick_G (@rick_g_cle) April 30, 2014
It is kind of amazing that all it took for the sports world to stop talking about racism was Jameis Winston and some crab legs.
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) April 30, 2014
If Jameis Winston works hard during his suspension, he can get eight legs up on the competition
— FBSchedules.com (@FBSchedules) April 30, 2014
I’m sorry for all of the Jameis Winston jokes guys, I’m sure it’s making you crabby, but no bisque, no reward.
— KYBlackout (@KYBlackout) April 30, 2014
FSU Jameis Winston has been suspended from the baseball team after he was accused of taking crab legs from a supermarket without paying ??
— Bradley Mason (@bradthetruth) April 30, 2014
We just got the Sterling thing in our favor and Jameis winston comes out of nowhere to set us back again -___-
— Donovan Milton (@Dmilton_24) April 30, 2014
Somebody need to tell jameis winston what kind of microscope he is under, i dont think he knows
— elephant in the room (@beezythegod) April 30, 2014
I’d love to hear Donald Sterling’s take on Jameis Winston.
— Dustin Freitag (@d_fr3it4g) April 30, 2014
Rovell Stock Update: Publix store brand is up. Jameis Winston’s image is down.
— Not Darren Rovell (@UnDarrenRovell) April 30, 2014
Why would Jameis Winston steal $32 worth of crab legs when they’re all-you-can eat at Benjamin’s Seafood Buffett for $29.99?
— Andy Cook (@andytoddcook) April 30, 2014
Jameis Winston is an idiot. Stealing crab legs from a grocery store? Really? Like someone wont recognize you.
— OMJ (@_OMJ_) April 30, 2014
Jameis Winston… Avoiding sexual assault charges, but still gets crabs, shame!
— Hojo (@thehojo) April 30, 2014
Jameis Winston, you just won the BCS National Title.. What are you going to do next? I’m going to Publix to swipe some crabs!!!!
— Jay Pagliaro (@PAGLIAR0) April 30, 2014
Jameis Winston has to get drafted by the 49ers in a few years so he can throw to Michael Crabtree, right?
— Petór (@BallLikeRondeau) April 30, 2014
My goodness pic.twitter.com/IO1dIPsLLu
— Simone Alexandria (@SimoneOnSports) April 30, 2014