By Nick Shook | NFL.com
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Jameis Winston celebrated his first-overall selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with his family in Bessemer, Alabama, on Thursday night.
There was a photo shoot in front of a giant wall graphic of him in his Seminoles uniform. There was a roped-off red carpet in the driveway.
And at the conclusion of the draft, the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft commemorated the occasion by dining on none other than a handful of crab legs.
Yes, he really ate crab legs.
The same player who was once cited for shoplifting crab legs from a Publix — resulting in a suspension from Florida State’s baseball team and a stern talking-to from football coach Jimbo Fisher — decided to troll the rest of the sporting world by donning his new Bucs jersey and draft cap, and snapping a photo with a plate full of the delectable seafood.
Tampa’s new signal-caller, routinely subjected to criticism in the months leading up to the draft for his questionable off-field behavior, posted the photo to his Instagram account with the simple caption “Thanks Capt for the crab legs.” It was the social media equivalent of one being caught with a hand in the cookie jar, only to later saunter along with a sleeve of Oreos, pieces of cookie in his toothy grin and not a single care for another’s judgment.
As the newest top selection in NFL draft history, tonight is his night. His crab leg dinner and near future appear to be worry-free.