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     In an odd turn of events, Florida LB Brandon Spikes has been suspended for the first half of the Vanderbilt game after video of Spikes trying to gouge Georgia RB Washaun Ealey was shown to Gators head coach Urban Meyer. The SEC issued a statement saying it reviewed and accepted the discipline handed down by Florida. The Florida vs Georgia game was full of questionable behavior, leading to five personal-foul penalties in the game--three against Georgia and two against Florida. At one point it was getting so rough that the referees brought Tim Tebow and Georgia LB Marcus Dowtin aside and warned them that things were getting out of hand. Although it might be due to my bias against any Florida Gator, I truly do not believe that the punishment is enough.

     Let's face it: With or without Spikes, Florida is going to run over Vanderbilt on Saturday. So why not suspend him the entire game? That way it makes Florida look as if they won't put up with "unsportsmanlike behavior", therefore making more people applaud Urban Meyer's coaching style. Plus consider this: Spikes has been injured the last two games. If you don't let him play Saturday against Vanderbilt, a 2-7 team that lost to Army this year, it gives Spikes another break as the Gators make yet another run for the National Championship.

     I can say I'm honestly disappointed in Tim Tebow's response to this whole situation. When asked about Spikes behavior, Tebow said "I don't think that we did anything in that game that they didn't do. "If you go back and look at it and study it, you can see it in the film, too. It was an intense game, both teams were very passionate about it. [Spikes is] very intense and very emotional and very passionate. I think that's what makes him part of the great player that he is because he brings that fire. People look at him and the defense wants to play for him. The offense, they want to score so it makes it easier on him." Really, Tim, Really? I expected a response of something like "I'm truly disappointed in the actions of Brandon. He's a great player and he knows better than that. It was a hard fought game, and he let his emotions get the best of him." Is this all because one of Georgia's players wouldn't help you up during the game? Sorry Tim, it's called a rivalry. Georgia players will almost never help a Gator out. Heck, I'm shocked he didn't start to help you up and then push you back down.

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