Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher explains why Jameis Winston went unpunished

espn.go.com Published: July 22, 2014
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Jameis Winston's suspension from the baseball team for shoplifting was punishment enough, Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher says.

At ACC Media Days on Monday, Fisher said after finding out what happened in Winston's shoplifting incident earlier this year, he declined to add further punishment.



"Not after we found out the story and what had happened and [what Winston did] was not a malicious thing," Fisher said. "It was not done with intent."

Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, was suspended from the baseball team at the time he shoplifted $32 worth of crab legs from a Tallahassee market.

"People need to realize, when you suspend him in baseball, you understand how important baseball is to him? That cut his heart out," Fisher said Monday. "If it was done maliciously, we may have done other things. It was a silly mistake and not done with any malicious doing, and you don't punish a guy twice for the same crime."

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