Free Seafood University
Posted May 1, 2014
"If I get 'Manziel disease,' I want every one of you all to get your mikes and start slapping me on the head." -- Jameis Winston, in August 2013.
After the Heisman Trophy winner was cited for shoplifting $32.72 worth of crab legs and crawfish from a Publix on Tuesday, the slapping has commenced. Winston has been subject to countless college football think pieces, from whether he learned anything from his high-profile rape allegations to potential NFL Draft stock impact.
Winston is also the source of Internet memes that are as delicious as drawn butter.
"You hit detergents and hams. I'll head to seafood." pic.twitter.com/JljfYaWV1u— James Curle (@JamesCurle) April 30, 2014
"It happen so quick, Kevin. He grabbed my lil cousin and said "we skrong den" and sprint toward the front." pic.twitter.com/M8ol970Rn9— TeeJay Be Chillin™ (@AintEeenTrippin) April 30, 2014
Jameis Winston vs. Krabby | pic.twitter.com/LjpTlrGSa0— Play 60 Kid (@NatePlay60) April 30, 2014
JAMEIS WINSTON BRINGS ALL THE LOLZ! pic.twitter.com/7bKOX7lbxy— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) April 30, 2014
Taken individually, Winston's dine and dash from the grocery store is truly amusing. Accidental or not, it's easy to chalk up as a self described "youthful indiscrection" plenty of us have committed.
Even previous incidents such as a BB gun shootout and stolen soda from a Burger King are small time.
However, all of that was before Florida State won the National Championship and Winston took home the Heisman.
Those silly moments came before the entire city of Tallahassee was overrun with news trucks covering Winston's rape case. Instead of having a quiet off season until he's back to throwing touchdowns for the Seminoles, now everyone is wondering if Winston truly "gets it."