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Dirty Gator takes shine off big win?

No, there wasn’t any officiating controversy overshadowing Florida’s blowout win over Georgia.

That doesn’t mean, however, that The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail party went off without controversy.

In a tweet that’s making the Internet rounds — and came to us courtesy of a couple of alert readers, one of whom I would assume is a huge UGA fan based on his choice of language.  Thanks for the new “colorful” words, by the way — it appears as though a member of the Gators’ defense is performing an exam that only a licensed optometrist would perform.  And only if said optometrist was a sadist.

At roughly the seven-minute mark of the third quarter, UF linebacker Brandon Spikes was in on a tackle of freshman UGA running back Washeun Ealey.  At the very end of the play, it appeared that Spikes took his fingers, shoved them inside Ealey’s helmet above his face mask, and, for lack of a better phrase, appeared to be digging for gold that was apparently buried in the RB’s eyes.

It didn’t look good at all.

In fact, the only thing missing from the scene was Bobby “The Brain” Heenan distracting the referees while Jim Ross screamed “OH MY GOD!!! NOOOOOO!!!

Take a look and judge for yourselves:

Just my personal opinion, but it looked very much like Spikes was attempting to gouge at least one of Ealey’s eyes out.

And, if that is indeed the case, the All-American LB needs a UF-imposed sit-down for his actions.  And, if the school doesn’t?  The SEC needs to step in.

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  1. Sporkdevil says: Oct 31, 2009 9:47 PM

    Looks dirty as hell and there’s no excuse for it. Florida is ripping UGA a new one, and Spikes has to go for the eye of a rookie runningback who can’t defend himself in the pile? I hope Spikes get sat, or his draft status drops. There’s no place in football for plays like that.

  2. RCgator says: Oct 31, 2009 10:28 PM

    Even as a “”bleed orange and blue” Gator fan, I can acknowledge that this was ridiculous. I hope UF does take some sort of disciplinary action.

  3. TonyC says: Oct 31, 2009 11:12 PM

    There is no place for that in sports. If Urban Meyer had the guts,he would suspend this kid at least a game and make him run sprints until he passed out.He could really hurt someone by his actions and he needs to receive some kind of penalty for his actions. Maybe the SEC can punish him instead of trying to muzzle their coaches.

  4. Deb says: Nov 1, 2009 12:07 AM

    It’s Meyer’s job to discipline his players, not the SEC’s. I hope he’s got the character to do it. There’s no place in the game for that kind of behavior–and that player needs some counseling.
    @TonyC … Excuse me for raining on your sarcasm, but no one muzzled Petrino, the ONLY coach whose team was penalized by conspicuously bad calls. Wise or not, the SEC addressed that issue by suspending the crew involved. No egregious officiating mistakes occurred in Kiffin’s or Mullen’s games. They (and their fans) are just using the Arkansas game as an excuse to toss out unsubstantiated accusations so they can avoid manning up to their losses. When you carry on like a tiny yapping dog, you need a muzzle.

  5. robertg says: Nov 1, 2009 12:44 AM

    the sec will do nothing, but urban meyer just might kick this jerk off the florida team. the federal(much more likely than any florida authorities) and state authorities should put this jerk behind bars and florida should be required to forfeit this win and the other 2 that were obtained courtesy of dishonest sec officiating.
    the forfeits will require actions in the civil courts against the sec conference, the ncaa, florida, and the bcs.
    on 10/15/2009, we kicked the ncaa’s butt in the civil courts forcing them to disclose every document in the ncaa investigation of academic fraud at florida state.
    that case was just the beginning of the end for crooked college sports enterprises and every individual and entity associated with these con operations.
    the hunters have become the hunted.

  6. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Nov 1, 2009 7:42 AM

    John, John, John. While no excuse for his actions, let’s just blatantly ignore that several times previously in the game, Bulldog players LITERALLY tried to rip Brandon Spikes head off. Where are those videos? Or at least a mention of it in your article? Gator Hater!

  7. Sean Martin says: Nov 1, 2009 8:17 AM

    Here’s a douche who is trying to hurt someone.
    Meanwhile, Dez Bryant was just having a talk with Deion about the NFL, and the NCAA took away the rest of his career.
    Spikes is the epitome of UF’s scrubs.
    Oh, Urban Meyer, you say your team is classy? End Spikes’ season.

  8. woodman says: Nov 1, 2009 12:07 PM

    Meyer will d0 nothing to Spikes…his defense isn’t the same without the dirtbag. Then again you don’t need much defense in the SEC because there isn’t an offense in the conference.
    I wonder if Tebow watched the Oregn offense….no big egos on that team……and 600 yards of offense against a good defense……….Florida is lucky the BCS is in their court and would never put them up against a good team.

  9. woodman says: Nov 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    Meyer threw his “class” in the toilet when he left Utah and went to Florida. He knew that a team outside the BCS monopoly would never win a NC……he’s right…………

  10. Deb says: Nov 1, 2009 2:29 PM

    @Robertg …
    First, make no mistake: I can’t stand Florida and don’t like Meyer. I rooted for Ark., Miss St., and Georgia. But, seriously, pal, get real.
    Yes, there were conspicuously bad calls in the Arkansas game. Incompetence or conspiracy? Who knows? As of now, you have no TANGIBLE evidence to suggest it was anything other than bad officiating, and the SEC addressed that by suspending the crew.
    Mississippi State blew the game, beginning when Mullen called that idiotic fake punt. That’s when the game turned. Miss St. didn’t lose the game because a Florida player hot-dogged on a runback, got stripped, and the refs failed to say he was stripped before crossing the goal line. Whether or not that’s true is impossible to tell–and wouldn’t have altered the outcome either way. Georgia was thrashed. Florida didn’t win because one rogue player–who, yes, deserves to be suspended–dug his fingernails into another player’s eyes.
    When you make irrational allegations that are clearly based on your hatred for a team, it destroys the credibility of anything else you say that might have merit.
    And re the court action, who is “we”? Were you on the legal team? What does academic fraud at FSU have to do with any of this? (No, I’m not an FSU fan–don’t like them either.)

  11. Dave says: Nov 1, 2009 9:37 PM

    All these people who are outraged by this and screaming for a suspension or he should be kicked off the team have never played football. This sort of things happen on almost every play. I have had my fingers bitten, punched in the ribs, kneed in the groin, etc… and this was in High School football. And BTW, I am NOT a Florida fan.

  12. SwineFlu says: Nov 6, 2009 11:40 PM

    Hey Woodman, stop whining. Utah stole Urban Liar from Bowling Green about a week after he had a big press conference to say he wouldn’t leave BGSU until his contract was up.

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