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Jameis Winston reinstated to Florida State baseball team

  • By Dan Parr
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Chris O'Meara / Associated Press
Florida State's Jameis Winston missed a weekend doubleheader as he served a suspension.

Well, that was quick.

Jameis Winston has been reinstated to the Florida State baseball team just four days since he was suspended after receiving a citation for shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee, Florida, grocery store.

"Winston is reinstated, yes," Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin said, per the Orlando Sentinel. "He finished his community service and as soon as he did, we reinstated him."

Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and closer for the FSU baseball team, was cited for leaving the Publix grocery store without paying for $32.72 worth of food. He was required to complete 20 hours of community service as part of a pre-arrest diversion for non-violent, minor offenses. Major Michael Wood of the Leon County Sheriff's Office said during a press conference last week that Winston cooperated with police.

In a statement released by his attorney Tim Jansen shortly following the incident, Winston described walking out of the store without paying as a "moment of youthful ignorance."

Saturday's doubleheader between Florida State Minnesota was the only game action Winston missed.



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