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Running back Washaun Ealey says Florida Gators Brandon Spikes should not be suspended

Georgia Bulldogs running back Washaun Ealey said on Tuesday that Florida Gators middle linebacker Brandon Spikes should not be suspended for Spikes' apparent attempt to gouge Ealey's eyes.

Ealey told reporters on Tuesday that Spikes "shouldn't, I think, get suspended at all."

Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer announced a half-game suspension for his All-American linebacker on Monday for Spikes' unsportsmanlike behavior during UF's 41-17 win against Georgia on Saturday at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

Ealey told reporters in Athens, Ga., that his eyes were not harmed when Spikes reached his hand into Ealey's facemask. "I had my eyes close and he really didn't gouge my eyes," Ealey said. "My eyes are OK. He really didn't get his hands close to my eyes. He was out there playing football and having fun."

Having fun? Umm, OK. Good to know Ealey still has both of his eyes.

Does Ealey's take on Spikes' suspension change your opinion of Spikes' actions and his half-game suspension?

-jo-

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