SEC, Spikes release statements on eye gouge

By Adam Silverstein
November 2, 2009

While the rest of the media and the thousands of so-called “Gator Haters” out there want to drag this incident out, the story ends here.

Official statement from the Southeastern Conference:

“The Southeastern Conference has reviewed and accepted the disciplinary actions taken by the University of Florida regarding football student-athlete Brandon Spikes. The university suspended Spikes for the first half of its next game (vs. Vanderbilt, Nov. 7) for an unsportsmanlike act during the Gators’ last game (vs. Georgia, Oct. 31).”

Official statement from Florida Gators LB Brandon Spikes:

“I accept responsibility for my actions and I accept the consequences of my actions. I would like to apologize to my team and the coaching staff and Washun Ealey. Football is a very physical and emotional game, but there is no excuse for my actions.”


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  2. Mr2Bits says:

    The half a game suspension is only going to make this a media fest. Meyer just poured gas on this fire….not a good move. One game should have been the min if not 2-3.

  3. Mr2Bits – you are right that it should have been a full game suspension, it also would have kept the media at bay. HOWEVER, you are very wrong (in my opinion) that it should have been 2-3 games. That would have been an absurd and unnecessary punishment. One game was what was needed. Half is too light, two would have been too harsh. Like that Bud Light commercial.

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