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Report: FSU star Jameis Winston faces shoplifting citation

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Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Florida State (5) quarterback Jameis Winston smiles as he is congratulated by a young fan following the team's victory over Duke in the ACC Championship at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Florida State's star quarterback Jameis Winston received a civil citation Tuesday night for leaving a Publix in Tallahassee with $32 worth of merchandise, Tallahassee.com is reporting.

Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Winston was not arrested and will not face criminal charges if he completes the terms of the civil diversion, the Website reported.

"This is not a criminal arrest. This is a civil citation program,” said LCSO Maj. Mike Wood.

FSU baseball coach Mike Martin announced earlier Winston has been suspended from the team.

“As a result of his citation last night, we are suspending Jameis Winston from the baseball team,” Martin said. “I am confident he will complete his community service obligation and the situation will be resolved soon.”

Football coach Jimbo Fisher stood by Martin's decision, the website reported.

“I fully support Coach Martin’s decision and will also make sure that Jameis meets all obligations, which I know he will,” said FSU Football Coach Jimbo Fisher.

An earlier report by Tomahawknation.com said Winston was cited for shoplifting crab legs at a Publix grocery store in Tallahassee.

Winston, 20, won the Heisman trophy after his freshman season. He was accused of raping an FSU student in late 2012 although no charges were ever filed.

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