Jameis Winston tells ‘true’ crab legs story to Jim Harbaugh

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The Jameis Winston crab legs story gets crazier by the day.

You might recall the former Florida State quarterback and projected top-two pick of the NFL Draft was caught stealing crabs legs from a Publix in Tallahassee last year.

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher defended his player, saying that Winston was used to shopping at Winn-Dixie and was distracted by a chicken wing order. That’s coachspeak for he ran the out-route when he should have done a stop-and-go.

At the time, here’s how Winston explained the theft in a statement through his attorney:

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.

Now comes another story. This one was told to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh (huh?) on ESPN’s “Draft Academy” back in February (the video was just released). As if rehearsing for a lead role on “True Detective,” Harbaugh dragged the “real” story out of Winston, who said the Publix employee was “hooking” him up with free food.

Hmm. Have the NCAA investigators arrived in Tallahassee yet? And, it sounds like there might be a job opening at Publix. Meanwhile, Winston tidies up his image for the draft, where millions await.

Let’s not even get into why the new Michigan coach was interviewing a former FSU player for an NFL draft show. What does need to be addressed is this: Why did Detective Harbaugh question Winston about the crab legs caper, but failed to interrogate him about the rape allegations?

Coachspeak, I guess.

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