Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Williams, Gathers Suspended for Florida

Well, at least the first half, anyway. The SEC reviewed the game tape from last Saturday night's UGA - Vandy game in Nashville. Gathers was chop blocked form behind Logan Stewart in the third quarter and responded with by punching Stewart in the back of the helmet. It's the punch that drew the suspension. For his part, a pretty nasty back-of-the-knee clip, Stewart, the Commodores' center, has also been suspended for Vandy's game against Army. Williams drew personal fouls on two separate occasions but it's the second one that drew the suspension, a flagrant foul that violated NCAA Rule 9-1-4: “No player shall target and initiate contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent with the helmet, forearm, elbow or shoulder.”

Here's a clip showing Stewart's late, dangerous shot and Gathers' dumbass reaction:

Both of those are certainly suspension worthy, one for safety, one for sportsmanship. Here's Williams absolutely inexcusable hit on a defenseless receiver:

You know, I wonder why these Georgia guys play like this? Could it have anything to do with their DC, the man who's supposed to be responsible for teaching and disciplining these players? No, couldn't be; Grantham's a level-headed saint. /sarcasm

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