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Ejected Gator accuses Hog of strafing him with N-bombs

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Very early last month, Florida offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison was ejected from the Gators’ game with Arkansas for making contact with an official.  More than five weeks later, Harrison has given his version of what led up to the uncharacteristic in-game boot.

Speaking to the media for the first time since his ejection, Harrison claimed that an unidentified Razorback was strafing him with f-bombs throughout the game.  That language, Harrison said, led directly to what he called an accidental encounter with the official.

From the Palm Beach Post‘s Jason Lieser:

“One play I got face-masked, then the next play I got called every version of the N-word known to man,” he said this afternoon. “I went up to the ref and I’m like, ‘Ref, please, you have to control this player. He’s been calling me every racial slur.’ And I talk with my hands, as you guys probably have seen this whole time, and I touched the ref in his chest. I didn’t poke him.

“There was no malicious intent. I wasn’t trying to be an A-hole or anything like that. I was honestly was just trying to tell the ref to get this player because I was getting attacked. I felt like I was getting harassed, and it was beyond football. Calling me the N-word and everything is not football anymore. It is just going out of your way.”

Harrison declined to specifically name the player who he alleges directed the string of racial epithets at him.  Following Harrison’s ejection, he was seen on camera first poking an assistant coach in the chest and then head coach Will Muschamp, although that turned out to merely be the player demonstrating the what got him ejected from the game.


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16 Responses to “Ejected Gator accuses Hog of strafing him with N-bombs”
  1. grudenthediva says: Nov 13, 2013 8:17 AM

    “Harrison declined to specifically name the player who he alleges directed the string of racial epithets at him.”

    So you’re saying that the Razorback is…



  2. dmvtransplant says: Nov 13, 2013 8:39 AM

    If you’re playing college football anywhere in America you’re going to hear the N-word at some point it’s just a matter of time. (Maybe not BYU or a service Academy)

  3. thegonz13 says: Nov 13, 2013 8:43 AM

    And it took him five weeks to come up with that story?

  4. woebegong says: Nov 13, 2013 9:07 AM

    Half of those comments probably came from the mouth of his coach, Mush man. That guy gets caught by the camera at least once a game, shouting out buzzer beepers on TV. He would make a lot of sailors proud with his vast knowledge of the colorful words he uses on the sidelines.

  5. dryzzt23 says: Nov 13, 2013 10:58 AM

    How many times has this kid lined up across from a white player and called him “white boy”? Probably a lot. And no one would bat an eye if he said that either, and that is wrong.

    This kid is no better than the Duke Lacrosse accuser.

  6. millsieg says: Nov 13, 2013 11:23 AM

    Nothing like a racial epithet to play an ethics war in a man’s world. Especially when you’re losing the Game.

  7. rafterman11 says: Nov 13, 2013 12:46 PM

    Of course they called him shite like that. That has been happening since football (and most sports for that matter) have been played – pizz off the other guy to get him to freak out, get a penalty, kicked out, etc. Nothing new here. And yet guys still fall for it. Seriously, didn’t anyone see the original 1970 MASH movie?

  8. Deb says: Nov 13, 2013 1:07 PM

    Touching an official during a heated exchange is an automatic ejection. No exceptions. We all know the rule. He knew the rule. If his story is true, I sympathize. But it’s irrelevant. The rule is in place to protect the officials and keep the field from dissolving into chaos. He could have made his case–or had the coaches make his case–without touching the official.

  9. mogogo1 says: Nov 13, 2013 1:11 PM

    ‘Ref, please, you have to control this player. He’s been calling me every racial slur.’

    Yes, no doubt that’s exactly how he worded it. In fact, the shove was actually the result of his trying to hand the ref a printed invitation to high tea.

  10. millsieg says: Nov 13, 2013 1:12 PM

    Deb this is Pro football. Every game is a show within the contest.
    Animated flamboyant behavior is how it’s done. Drawing up rules to combat bodily contact in a world of collisions won’t last the laugh test.

  11. jrs45 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:09 PM

    Ahhhhh the sec.

  12. abrellbama says: Nov 13, 2013 3:28 PM

    Arkansas players have always played dirty. Bama plays them every year. This does happen in football. You just have to gut up and take it. I guess he had a problem with it. The ref over reacted though which is typical.

  13. Deb says: Nov 13, 2013 4:07 PM

    @millsieg …

    Sorry … don’t understand your post. Wasn’t making social commentary. For as long as I remember, in both the NFL and NCAA, touching an official in anger has been cause for automatic ejection. The “why” doesn’t matter. So this player has no recourse.

  14. millsieg says: Nov 14, 2013 8:01 AM

    Making a comment on a social website is by theory social. The nfl is a different animal. People behaving badly is permitted by way of the magnitude of its constituency. The process will always adapt to that element. It’s a huge cash cow. My approach to this was sociological. If that isn’t understood I can’t comment further. To close: the behavior in pro sports largely for entertainment, shock value, and PR.

  15. teedraper says: Nov 14, 2013 11:45 AM

    Typical white people. No wonder the works hates you!

  16. millsieg says: Nov 14, 2013 11:52 AM

    The dichotomy of the N-word: if it’s serves the purpose of denigrating. Then let the lawsuits fly. If it’s hanging with a good friend then it had its place. Kinda like the shoe that can fit an ever changing foot.

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