Stranger Fruit

Yesterday’s Miami versus Florida International game “featured” a bench-clearing brawl that should result in more than just a few token one-game suspensions. The NCAA needs to get involved and I agree with Kevin that scholarships should be lost. Miami seem to be a little out of control, what with brawling in the tunnel with LSU at the Peach Bowl or classlessly stomping on the Cardinal at Louisville last month. 

Comments

  1. #1 Bruce
    October 15, 2006

    That one commentator is a total asshat. He should be fired immediately for justifying such behavior.

    I saw players using their helmet as a weapon and kicking people with their cleats. As a former high school football referee, I would have been tempted to just call the game at that point and let the authorities sort it out using the video replay. Too often athletes are allowed to get away with behavior that the rest of us would be arrested and prosecuted for. If this is a growing trend in college football, I think I’ll pass.

  2. #2 Sean
    October 15, 2006

    So far, 18 FIU players and 13 University of Miami players have one game suspensions with more sanctions possible. Source.

  3. #3 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    October 16, 2006

    It really isn’t surprising to me that Miami has been involved in so many of these types of incedents. They have a long standing tradition of Thuggery in their football program. I think you can count this as on of the last straws in Coker’s tenure as Head Football coach.

  4. #4 Sean
    October 16, 2006

    According to this the other shoe fell for 18 FIU players and one University of Miami player and Comcast Sports Southeast commentator Lamar Thomas got the boot.

  5. #5 Carpus
    October 17, 2006

    The most disgusting thing about this is the amount of cheering coming from the fans.

  6. #6 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    October 18, 2006

    The most disgusting thing about this is the amount of cheering coming from the fans.

    Have you heard the former player that was one of the announcers at the game?

    Wow.

    He did lose his job, deservedly so.

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