Jameis Winston Trivia

Jameis Winston:   Jameis L. Winston, born January 6, 1994) is an American collegiate athlete.  He plays college football and baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles.

  • Cited for stealing crawfish and crab legs from a Publix store
  • Winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy
  • The youngest college player to win the Heisman Trophy
  • Suffers from “youthful ignorance”
  • He plays quarterback in football and outfielder and relief pitcher in baseball.
  • On January 6, 2014, he led the Seminoles to a victory in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game and an undefeated 14–0 football season.
  • Jameis Winston was born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • He attended Hueytown High School, where he played both football and baseball.
  • Jameis Winston redshirted during the 2012 college football season behind senior quarterback EJ Manuel
  • Jameis Winston committed to attend Florida State University on February 3, 2012
  • The Texas Rangers selected  Jameis Winston in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of high school.
  • Jameis Winston Sexual assault Complaint

  • On November 14, 2013, the Florida State Attorney’s Office announced they were opening an investigation into a sexual assault complaint involving  Jameis Winston that was originally filed with the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) on December 7, 2012.The complaint was originally investigated by the police and classified as open/inactive in February 2013 with no charges being filed. Tallahassee police stated that the complaint was made inactive “when the victim in the case broke off contact with TPD, and her attorney indicated she did not want to move forward at that time” and then re-examined after media requests for information started coming in early November.  On December 5, 2013, state attorney Willie Meggs announced the completion of the investigation and that no charges would be filed against anyone in this case. Meggs stated that “As prosecutors, we only bring charges for cases where the evidence will result in a likely conviction at trial. In this case, the evidence does not show that.”Allegations of improper police conduct have been made by both parties, with the victim claiming to have been pressured into dropping her claim and Winston’s attorney alleging inappropriate leaks to the media. Adhering to Florida State’s policy that athletes charged with a felony cannot play until their case is resolved, Winston continued to play throughout the investigation because he was never charged.
  • On April 16, 2014, The New York Times reported irregularities in the rape investigation involving Jameis Winston. Though a medical examination of the victim revealed injuries consistent with sexual trauma – including bruises and semen – and the victim would later identify Winston by name as her attacker, Tallahassee police reportedly never obtained a DNA sample from Winston, never interviewed him, nor attempted to obtain video of the alleged assault taken by Seminoles teammate Chris Casher. The investigation was conducted by Officer Scott Angulo, who, the Times’ article notes, did private security work for the Seminole Boosters, the primary financier of Florida State athletics.
  •  Jameis Winston Shoplifting incidents:
  • In July 2013, a Burger King employee called police in July to complain that Winston was stealing soda. According to the police report, Winston came in to the restaurant with three men, but did not order any food. An employee, who recognized him, first saw him using ketchup cups to take soda. He asked for a water cup after she told him to stop, but he said he would use it for soda and filled it repeatedly with soda over her objections, the report said. 
  • On April 29, 2014, Jameis Winston was issued an adult civil citation for shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee Publix store.

On April 30, 2014 Jameis Winston issued the following statement in regard to his most recent “youthful ignorance” episode:

“As reported in the news, last night I received an adult civil citation for petit theft from a local supermarket. I went to the supermarket with the intent to purchase dinner but made a terrible mistake for which I’m taking full responsibility. In a moment of youthful ignorance, I walked out of the store without paying for one of my items.

“I realize that I am in the public spotlight and my conduct needs to be above reproach. Over the last year I’ve learned that my accomplishments on the fields can be a wonderful thing for my school, teammates, friends, and family. At the same time, I must realize that my mistakes are magnified and can bring great embarrassment to all those who support me every day. I make no excuses for my actions and will learn and grow from this unfortunate situation. I hope and pray my friends and family will view me as the 20-year-old young man that I am, and support me through this unfortunate situation.

“I am grateful to be able to participate in the adult citation program where I will complete community service.”

State of Florida Theft and Shoplifting

Petit Theft:

Petit theft involves the taking of any property that’s valued at more than $100 and less than $300, and this crime is classified as a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by up to one year of incarceration.


Shoplifting is technically termed “retail theft,” and this crime is committed if someone deprives a merchant or business of any property illegally. As is the case with any other theft-related crime, the severity of the charge will depend upon the value of the property taken, and these charges can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies.


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