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Marquez White: Jameis Winston wouldn’t steal if FSU fed us more than one meal a day

Jameis WinstonFlorida State basketball player Marquez White understands why Jameis Winston tried to steal food. Despite the NCAA recently passing a rule that gives athletes unlimited access to snacks and meals, White claims athletes are not fed enough.

Shortly after word surfaced that Winston had been cited for stealing crab legs from a supermarket, White went on a Twitter rant about the NCAA and the university mistreating players.

White’s story might be a little more inspirational if Winston hadn’t attempted to steal crab legs. He didn’t get caught trying to shoplift a loaf of bread so he could make a sandwich. He tried to make off with gourmet seafood. Give me a break.

H/T Deadspin

The Jameis Winston crab legs memes are already fantastic

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Leave it to famous Jameis Winston to hijack the news headlines during a week in which Donald Sterling seemingly had that market cornered. The Florida State quarterback was reportedly given a citation on Tuesday after he was caught shoplifting crab legs from a Publix supermarket in Tallahassee. The meme creation began almost instantly.

We knew Twitter wouldn’t disappoint with this one. In many ways, that was just too damn easy.

Jameis Winston reportedly given citation for stealing crab legs

Jameis WinstonJameis Winston was reportedly issued a citation on Tuesday for trying to steal crab legs from a Publix supermarket in Florida. According to Tomahawk Nation, Tallahassee Police cited Winston for shoplifting and he was not arrested.

“He got an adult civil citation,” a Tallahassee Police source told the SB Nation site. “If he completes the sanctions it will never show up on his record. They commonly give them to juveniles on first criminal offenses. They are now doing it for minor misdemeanors for adults to lower crime rate”

Arrested or not, this obviously isn’t good for the star quarterback’s image. We all know about the sexual assault accusations that were hurled against Winston last year.

Earlier this month, the New York Times released a lengthy report detailing how incompetent the Tallahassee Police Department was in investigating the Winston case. We also learned that a second woman “sought counseling” at one point after an alleged sexual encounter with Winston.

Crab legs from a supermarket? Come on, man. Given the fact that the NCAA just passed a rule that allows student athletes to enjoy unlimited snacks and meals, this makes even less sense. Winston really needs to get it together.

Report: Second woman ‘sought counseling’ after sexual encounter with Jameis Winston

Jameis WinstonThe New York Times released a lengthy report on Wednesday that dives deeper into the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation. In short, it gives us a better understanding of what a poor job the Tallahassee Police Department did when Winston’s accuser first came forward.

No one really knows if Winston is guilty or innocent. What we do know is that it was determined there was not enough evidence to file a charge against the Florida State star. You can thank the TPD’s incompetence for that. We’ll get into that later, but let’s first look at a second woman who claimed she had a disturbing sexual encounter with Winston.

According to the Times, prosecutors said a second woman “sought counseling” after having a sexual encounter with Winston about a month before the rape accusation went public.

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Jameis Winston had a pretty awesome sports weekend

Jameis WinstonJameis Winston sure had a memorable weekend with Florida State athletics.

Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy last season and led the Seminoles to a national championship in football, is also a closer and outfielder with the ‘Noles baseball team. Over the weekend, he played both sports for the school.

Jameis was in Atlanta for the baseball team’s first game of their series with Georgia Tech Friday, then flew to Tallahassee to play in Florida State’s spring football game Saturday where he threw for 396 yards, and he flew back to Atlanta to be there for the baseball finale at Georgia Tech Sunday.

Winston closed out Sunday’s 5-4 win for his fifth save of the season. Though he’s only batting .133 this season (4-for-30), Winston has a 1.65 ERA having allowed just three runs in 16.1 innings.

Below is video of him talking about the the spring game.

Tip via David B.

Jameis Winston does joust, plays football in FSU-ND rain delay (Video)

Few things produce more fun in baseball than rain delays. Over the past few years, we’ve really seen the trend of teams providing rain delay entertainment explode. Teams will engage in dance-offs and other rehearsed skits that require a group effort. And Notre Dame and Florida State certainly excelled with their rain delay entertainment on Saturday night.

FSU Notre Dame joustCollege Baseball Daily shared this video with us that shows the two programs doing all sorts of fun stuff during their rain delay. You see them joust, play deer hunter, football, tennis, curling, bowling and much more. Of course it always helps when the Heisman Trophy winner gets in on the act. You can see Jameis Winston holding up one of his teammates for the joust and then he crashed the Notre Dame football game.

If I had to play judge, I’d say that his side lost in the joust.

Report: FSU investigated Jameis Winston case, he didn’t cooperate

Jameis WinstonJameis Winston was never charged with sexual assault late last year after he was accused of raping a woman on Dec. 7, 2012. The state attorney determined that there was not enough evidence against Winston to file a charge, and he later went on to lead Florida State to a BCS National Championship. But is he out of the woods?

According to a report Deadspin published on Thursday, Florida State has conducted its own independent investigation of the incident with what is called a Title IX investigation. As a result, FSU players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby were recently charged with five violations of the school’s code of conduct. Winston, however, is not facing any sanctions from the university.

Casher and Darby both gave signed affidavits to legal investigators heavily supporting the notion that Winston’s alleged victim was a willing participant. Both said they watched Winston having sex with his accuser and Casher admitted to filming the act on his cell phone. He said he later deleted the video.

As a result, Casher and Darby face FSU charges of “conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for another person” and “acts that invade the privacy of another person.” Casher is also charged with “recording images without consent.”

So why have Casher and Darby been charged by the school but not Winston? Because Jameis didn’t say anything. According to Deadspin’s source, Winston was called to a meeting with FSU dean of students Jeanine Ward-Roof and others in January. Winston said at the meeting that his legal team advised him to say nothing.

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