Apr 12, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) looks to throw the ball during the spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings 2015 Draft Targets: Jameis Winston Arrested for Shoplifting Crab Legs


The 2014 draft isn’t even here yet, but a lot of Viking fans are already looking ahead to 2015, when a pair of QB prospects will become available who are arguably better than any of the players in this year’s crop.

One of those two QBs is already putting together a nice collection of red flags for people to worry about come next year’s pre-draft process.

FSU’s Jameis Winston has a Heisman trophy on his resume, but he also has a rape investigation (that, according to the New York Times, barely qualified as an investigation). You can now add shoplifter to Winston’s rap sheet as well.

Per multiple media sources, Winston was arrested Tuesday and issued a citation after allegedly shoplifting crab legs from a Publix.

A misdemeanor shoplifting citation by itself is no cause for real alarm. I mean, it’s stupid, but it’s no stupider than ninety percent of the stuff college students get up to on a regular basis.

Add the shoplifting citation to the alleged rape stuff though and you have the beginnings of a pretty healthy “reasons to avoid drafting this guy” file.

Winston certainly will still get serious consideration as the #1 overall pick in spite of the growing number of red flags. That’s just how talented he is.

Most expect either Winston or Marcus Mariota will be the first QB off the board come next May’s draft. If the Vikings have a bad enough season, they will be in position to grab one of those guys.

Some fans, having grown irrationally enamored of Mr. Winston despite his red flags, will no doubt begin an oh-so-hilarious Twitter hashtag routine to advertise their completely absurd and unfounded infatuation.

#WiltingForWinston? Yes, it will be a thing. I can’t wait.

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  • Damion Marlowe-Rogers

    If the Vikings name Ponder the starter this year you can make an argument that we are throwing in the towel.

    • Mike Bridges

      Cassel will be the Starter. Zimmer and Turner already know about the Ponder situation of course. Ponder will be a Viking for awhile however. He will probably be the #3 QB soon. What I find so interesting is that the HIGH from the hiring of Zimmer has already faded. ‘Fans’ are already expecting the worst to happen! There is nothing great about Winston anyway. the Vikings will experience growth this year. They should at least be a .500 team, just for the fact they have Coaches now who will challenge the team before, during and after every game!

  • wdnemesis

    Sry guys but a trade up next year and we get our QB then. I agree this year take Mettenbeger if this is the plan

  • Reinald Vallejo

    Byron Leftwhich

  • Cool Jack

    You can call it anything you want,(DZ)…but it is still criminal behaviour….With that rap sheet your average person would be in jail and face the penalties…Its called (entitlement) and that is what they expect ….being not hard working people like my-self….Comprenda………