Christopher Smith

Alabama Grocery Store Trolls Jameis Winston

Created on May. 01, 2014 3:31 PM EST

One day after the announcement that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received a misdemeanor citation for shoplifting $32 of crab legs from Publix, an Alabama grocery store is selling "Jameis Winston King Crab Legs."

It's a brilliant marketing move by Jack's Foodland of Eva, Ala., a town with less than 1,000 residents that before today had as much chance of appearing in national stories on CBS and other sites as your grade-school nephew does of beating LeBron James 1-on-1 this week.

For those wondering, the crab legs are selling for $17.99 per pound.

The gag would be better if the store offered the crab legs for free. But it's a nice touch in the midst of the sea of edited photos and jokes that are clever, but already growing tired. (Local law enforcement actually held a press conference on stolen crab legs Wednesday. Let that sink in.)

Meanwhile, the humor involved in the situation has obscured the fact that Winston now has four separate incidents involving the police before his redshirt sophomore season, none of which will remain on his record if he pays a $30 fine and does some light community service for the latest incident.

Florida State gave him a small suspension from the baseball team, but his status for the fall remains clear.

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