GAINESVILLE -- Keep an eye (sorry, had to write it) on this Brandon Spikes eye-gouging story today as it develops.
On Sunday afternoon, SI.com writer Andy Staples called for Spikes' suspension. On Monday morning, Birmingham News columnist/SEC writer Jon Solomon wrote that Spikes should be suspended for his eye-gouging attempt. LINK Solomon writes...
If Florida doesn't suspend Gators star linebacker Brandon Spikes, then the SEC should. TV cameras caught Spikes gouging the eyes of Georgia's Washaun Ealey after making a tackle. Urban Meyer told reporters Sunday morning that he hadn't yet discussed the play with Spikes. "I'll talk to him today," Meyer said. "He's a very emotional player. If that's the case, I'll have a very serious talk with him." Sorry, but Meyer needs to do more than talking. He needs to sit Spikes for at least a game. And if Florida doesn't, then the SEC -- which constantly talks about promoting sportsmanship -- needs to do it for the Gators. It's one thing to talk about sportsmanship. You've also got to back it up with enforcement.
Solomon is well connected with SEC officials, so something could be brewing here.