FSU reinstates Jameis Winston

(USA TODAY) -- Jameis Winston's suspension from the Florida State baseball team is over.

Just four days after Winston's suspension from the team was announced, following his failure to pay for prepared food that he took from a grocery store Tuesday, FSU coach Mike Martin confirmed that his closer is back on the team.

"Winston is reinstated," said Martin, following the Seminoles' 7-1 victory over Minnesota Sunday. "He finished his community service and as soon as he did he came over here, and we reinstated him."

Although the two-sport star was not arrested for theft, Publix and the Leon County Sheriff's Office agreed to let Winston enter a pre-trial diversion program that required him to complete 20 hours of community service.

Winston, who was not at Dick Howser Stadium before the Seminoles and Gophers met for Game 3 of the series, was first spotted in the FSU dugout in the second inning. And he was in full uniform.

Following the Seminoles three-game sweep of the Gophers, which Winston did not participate in, Martin was asked if he considered suspending the two-sport star beyond his community service obligation.

"When I got all the facts is when I said 'When he's fulfilled his obligation, he will be reinstated,'" Martin said.

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, who is also one of the top closers in the country, currently has a 1-0 record, five saves and a 1.50 ERA.


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