I'm guessing I won't be receiving an apology any time soon from everyone who immediately assumed that Spikes was trying to permanently blind somebody out on the field. Keep on hating though, the Gators need the motivation to make it down the final stretch.
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He said this afternoon that he doesn’t even think that Spikes should have to sit out the first half of the Gators’ game against Vanderbilt Saturday.
“That didn’t really matter to me,” Ealey said. “That’s their decision. I think he shouldn’t have gotten suspended at all. We were just out there playing football.”
The SEC accepted Florida’s discipline of Spikes for his action after a play in Florida’s 41-17 victory. The incident has received national attention and much criticism.
Ealey said Spikes didn’t get to his eyes.
“I had my eyes closed,” Ealey said. “He really didn’t gouge my eyes. …I was just trying to get up as fast as I can.”
Ealey even posted an update on his Facebook page to let friends know that he was fine.
“I just said that my eyes were OK,” He said .”It was 20-20. He didn’t really get my hands close to my eyes.”
The game had its share of personal fouls and chippy moments between the teams.
On Georgia's second drive, Spikes used his helmet to hit Ealey on the helmet after
a Georgia penalty. Ealey pushed Spikes back and poked his hand under the chin strap of Joe Haden
CBS cameras also caught Nick Williams blasting Tebow late long after he handed the ball off on a running play.
“It was just a lot of emotion in the game,” Ealey said. “We were out there fighting. It was a big rivalry game. Everybody was talking trash back and forth.”