There’s a lot riding on the NFL draft, with teams betting their futures (and boatloads of money) on their top picks. The scrutiny–from combine workout metrics to endless pop psychology concerning the person behind the player–is intense. So Jameis Winston, the controversial quarterback who might be the #1 pick, needs to explain that incident where he allegedly stole crab legs from a Publix supermarket while he was in school.
Guess what? Winston didn’t do it. He knew a guy working at the Publix that was hooking him up with free stuff is all, according to Winston’s explanation on #DraftAcademy (below). It’s probably true–perfectly reasonable to assume somebody at Publix was willing to give a superstar quarterback some goods and get in good with a Heisman Trophy winner. Did Winston really think the Publix guy had the authority to do that? Hmmm. Does Winston’s explanation make him seem more innocent, or more ridiculous?