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Winston involved in Florida State-Florida dustup

Winston Involved In Brawl
A benches-clearing melee broke out between the Florida State and University of Florida baseball teams Tuesday night after a Gators pitcher was roughed up on an awkward play at first base. Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, a pitcher for the Seminoles, ran onto the field and was restrained by coaches and police, as were many players.

As you'll see in the above video, the fracas began when Florida State's D.J. Stewart hit a slow ground ball along the first-base line. Florida pitcher Danny Young rushed to field the slow roller, and when his momentum carried him into the basepath, the baserunner Stewart ran through him aggressively, knocking the pitcher to the turf.

Florida first baseman Zack Powers then confronted Stewart in defense of his teammate, and Stewart responded by shoving Powers. That's when both benches cleared.

Winston, a relief pitcher, was in the dugout and joined the dozens of players lingering around first base. It does not appear any punches were thrown.
After order was restored, Florida State won, 4-1.

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piksz March 26 2014 at 5:42 PM

Winston is a piece of trash: typical entitled athlete. No standards apply to people like him. They are above it all. Hope his life amounts to NOTHING.

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bigcatdaddy March 26 2014 at 12:00 PM

The runner should not have got ejected. He was completely in the right. I guess the umps wanted to be politically correct.

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Brian Maples bigcatdaddy March 26 2014 at 4:35 PM

Rule 8 Sec. 4 c (5)

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Peewee March 26 2014 at 11:57 AM

i just don't know why all these news outlets have to make this about Winston. he was in the dugout when the Entire team came out onto the field. As far as the story goes the reporter is totally wrong about how this unfolded. Number one the momentum of the Florida pitcher did not take him into the base line. The batter for FL ST came out on the lane that he by rule has to run in on this type of play and ran into the grass to make contact with the pitcher. At that point he is out and then should be ejected for flagrant contact with the fielder. Plus the base runner has to allow the fielder to attempt to field the ball no matter if he is in the base line or not. After that point there is just a lot of huffing and puffing by both teams.

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mbsa1230 March 26 2014 at 11:55 AM

First off......
The wrong guy got thrown out the game....
It was the Flordia 1st baseman that started
it by gettin into the face of the runner.
The runner did NOTHING wrong in running
over the pitcher.....nothing...
Second, what the "F" are the cops doing
on the field......Stay the hell away...
Third, Winston involved in dustup ???
His involvedment was minor at best........
Who really knows where he was or want he did....

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jkmhcc March 26 2014 at 11:37 AM

What kind of effing high school journalism is this! A "melee" with no punches thrown?

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excontroller March 26 2014 at 11:23 AM

Uh......apparently......it was NOT a fight....get it straight! Makin' false headlines is an affront to readers.

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Ryan March 26 2014 at 11:20 AM

Crappy journalism as usual...I see about 15 people in red and 15 people in blue, not one athlete. Competing athletes fight and that's never going to change so I think using the whole heisman trophy winner=good sportmanship is a little radical. Get used to the PG-13 rating this is the real world people...dry your tears while you're at it too.

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dal7406 March 26 2014 at 10:43 AM

Like children arguing over a board game...

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dralfredotaule dal7406 March 26 2014 at 10:52 AM

You have to support your team-mates!

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ftrday March 26 2014 at 10:35 AM

Blown call. The rules state that the runner must not leave the leave the 3ft wide box to the inside foul line. If either foot is inside this line the runner is out. The last few feet he was running inside the line to interfere with the play. So they could have called him out for two different reasons.

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ftrday ftrday March 26 2014 at 10:36 AM

If either foot is outside the line to the field side the runner is out.

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Tom March 26 2014 at 10:35 AM

They are all prima donnas living their own world.

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