Did Jameis Winston’s supposed crab leg heist seem fishy to you? If so, you’ll want to hear his side of the story.
The former Florida State quarterback was cited almost a year ago for allegedly shoplifting crab legs from a Publix supermarket. The incident earned him a suspension from the baseball team and another red flag on his already spotty record.
Winston now is a top NFL draft prospect, and in a conversation with new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh captured on ESPN’s “Draft Academy,” the QB came clean about what really went down in the seafood aisle.
So, apparently Winston never intended to steal the notorious crab legs. He just had “a guy” at Publix who hooked him up with some free seafood.
Of course, this narrative has its problems as well. If a Publix employee really was giving free handouts to a high-profile college athlete, that’d be a blatant NCAA violation and wouldn’t look good at all for Florida State or Winston. Perhaps that might explain Harbaugh’s facial expression. [tweet https://twitter.com/AthlonSports/status/590916234071379968 align=’center’]
Harbaugh advised Winston to take the blame anyway if an NFL team asked about the incident, but we’re glad the true mystery behind CrabGate finally has been uncovered.
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