Police: Winston avoided walking in front of deputyMaj. Michael Wood of the Leon County Sheriff's Office talks with media after a news conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. about the civil citation Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston was issued after he left a local grocery store the night before without paying for $32.72 of food. Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, is also on the baseball team and was indefinitely suspended from baseball because of the citation. Winston admitted he forgot to pay, Wood said, and was not arrested. He opted to enter the pre-arrest diversion program for non-violent first-time offenders. (AP Photo/Colin Hackley)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jameis Winston has been reinstated to Florida State's baseball team after being suspended following a shoplifting incident, the school confirmed Sunday. The Heisman Trophy winner was issued a civil citation and entered a program that required 20 hours of community service.
The 20-year-old two-sport star is the closer on the baseball team and missed the three-game series against Minnesota this weekend. He was issued the citation last Tuesday after he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish. Baseball coach Mike Martin conferred with football coach Jimbo Fisher and decided to suspend Winston until he completed the community service.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Winston led Florida State football team to an undefeated season and a national championship. He leads the Seminoles with five saves.