Update 2: Jason Licht went on the Rich Eisen Show and denied that they asked Winston to take down the picture.
Update: Rick Stroud adds some context
Context Winston crab legs pic. Began when a Capt. from the Deadliest Catch handed a king crab to Winston to auction for charity 3 wks ago.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 1, 2015
Winston took the gesture in self-deprecating good nature. On Thurs., same Capt. provided 25 LBs of crab for his draft party.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 1, 2015
The pic of Winston Thurs wasn't taken to make light of the crab legs incident at Publix that resulted in a civil citation. However...— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 1, 2015
Once #Bucs became aware of the Instagram pic of Winston, they encouraged having it removed from his account.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 1, 2015
When Jameis Winston posted a picture of himself in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey and hat, celebrating his being drafted number one overall with some crab legs, I thought it was amusing. He seemed to be poking fun at a fairly dumb but innocuous situation, albeit one that got him in a minimal amount of trouble. I thought it showed self-awareness and a sense of humor.
A lot of people didn't seem to agree, and just saw it as yet another incident of his being immature. And apparently, someone in Winston's camp agreed -- that crab legs picture is now gone from his Instagram account. Here's what the picture looked like:
Accompanying the picture was the text "Thanks Capt for the crab legs."
Maybe this was just a reaction to all the folks bashing Winston for a fairly innocent picture, or maybe the Bucs slapped him on the wrist for posting this in the first place, or perhaps he just thought better of it after waking up in the morning. Who knows?
Instead, this is now Winston's most recent Instagram picture.