Jun 8, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles right fielder Jameis Winston (44) cannot make a catch for an out the game against the Indiana Hoosiers during the Tallahassee super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Dick Howser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Jameis Winston finishes community service, suspension ends


Last week, Florida State Seminoles’ quarterback/closer Jameis Winston was at the center of attention. He was given a citation for stealing $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish from a local grocery store, Publix.

Winston entered a pre-trial diversion program and was forced to pay a fine and serve 20 hours of community service. The Seminoles punished Winston by suspending him from the baseball team until he finished his service.

According to Natalie Pierre of The Tallahassee Democrat, Winston finished his community service and showed up for the Seminoles’ game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Winston, who was not at Dick Howser Stadium before the Seminoles and Gophers met for Game 3 of the series, was first spotted in the FSU dugout in the second inning. And he was in full uniform.

An FSU spokesperson confirmed that his return to the field means that he has completed his community service requirement and has been fully reinstated to the team after missing just the Seminoles’ Saturday doubleheader against Minnesota.

Seminoles’ Manager Mike Martin later confirmed the suspension was over.

Winston’s Seminoles took both games of the doubleheader from the Golden Gophers.

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