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Jameis Winston Was Stopped at Gunpoint By Police in 2012, Claimed He Was Hunting Squirrels

By / 07.30.14

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Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston’s time at Florida State has been anything but boring. On the field, he is a revelation. His win-loss record and accolades speak for themselves.

Off the field, however, things are equally exciting.

One day after this bit of insanity hit the web, we learn Winston was detained for carrying a pellet gun on campus.

About five hours before Jameis Winston was involved in a BB gun “battle” that damaged the apartment complex where he lived in 2012, the Florida State quarterback was stopped by campus police at gunpoint and handcuffed for carrying a pellet gun on campus that he said he was using to shoot at squirrels.

Winston and teammate Chris Casher were briefly detained by FSU police on Nov. 25, 2012, after an unidentified person reported two men carrying a “long barreled handgun” on campus, according to a police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

A short time later, Winston and Casher were investigated in connection with $4,200 worth of damage done by a BB gun fight at their apartment complex.

So, yeah, full day.

Make sure to add “avid squirrel hunter” to Winston’s list of descriptors. It should be noted that hunting squirrels on campus is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Students used to do it all the time back in 1920.

What is it with this guy? The spotlight just seems to follow him wherever he goes. Always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

[H/T: USA Today]


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