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Shaun King Provides Backstory For Winston Crab Legs Photo, Blasts People Criticizing The QB

Shaun King clarifies James Winston and the crab legs story.

Shaun King Crab Legs

Thursday night, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, posted an Instagram photo of himselfcelebrating his No. 1 selection in the NFL Draft with a plate full of crab legs. Normally, such a photo wouldn't be newsworthy - but given the fact that Winston was caught shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee Publix last April, it didn't go unnoticed. Winston, who was criticized heavily for the post, eventually took it down, reportedly at the request of his new employer.

Former NFL quarterback Shaun King, who is dialed into the football scene in northern Florida, has provided a bit of backstory on the photo Friday morning. He says that the crab legs were a gift from Captain Keith Colburn of The Deadliest Catch after Winston helped auction off a king crab at Mike Alstott's charity auction earlier this year. He's blasting people who have been critical of Winston.

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While the backstory may be a bit more heartwarming than many would have guessed, Winston likely still knew the reaction he'd get for the post. Whether it was worth it - well, that's a question that the new Buccaneers quarterback can answer.