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#pounditSunday, August 7, 2022

Brandon Spikes Will Gouge Your Eyes

Brandon Spikes has been making it in the news quite a bit this weekend. Two of his noteworthy moments were positive, but the third was negative. First it got reported that Spikes and Tebow got into it during the Mississippi State game but they ended up bonding to help lead the team to victory. Then there was a positive moment for Spikes in the easy win over Georgia where he returned an interception for a touchdown in what ended up being Florida’s final score. His other noteworthy play however, was nowhere near as positive. Spikes was caught gouging the eyes of an opponent on national TV Saturday. Let’s go to the video:

I understand that foul and dirty play happens at the bottom of piles all the time. Fingers are broken, body parts are scratched, pinched, bit, pulled — anything you can think of probably happens, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK. I also believe that intentionally sticking your fingers in someones face mask with the purpose of poking them in the eye is an offense that belongs in a separate category; you don’t mess with something as delicate as another person’s vision. Just ask Willis McGahee about that — he’ll tell you.


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