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.