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Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston involved in benches-clearing brawl

Mar 26, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT

Jameis Winston (from jaxdotcom)

Jameis Winston, Florida’s State’s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and reliever on the baseball team, was involved in a benches-clearing brawl in Tuesday night’s game against Florida.

The fight started after Florida’s State’s D.J. Stewart tried to barrel over Florida pitcher Danny Young while running down the first base line. Young was in the line trying to grab Stewart’s squibber and Stewart knocked him over, jarring the ball loose. At that point, Florida first baseman Zack Powers got in Stewart’s face and was shoved in return, which brought everyone out on to the field.

The fight that took place afterwards lasted only a minute and involved a lot more shoving and grabbing than any punching. Winston was caught right in the middle of it, but it’s unclear if he threw any punches.

Chad Brinker captured the incident in a Youtube video:

And jaxdotcom got a good snap of Winston in the middle of the scrum:

The Gators went on to win the game over the top-ranked Seminoles, 4-1.

Winston has made eight relief appearances this season, allowing one run and striking out 13 in 13 innings. He’s also gone 4-for-19 with a double and two RBI in sporadic outfield duty.

  1. beefytrout - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    by the time the benches arrived, DJ Stewart had already left.

  2. renaado - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Whoa, Even The Cop went in to stop them.

  3. primantibrothersgavemefoodpoisoning - Mar 26, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    Wow what an absolute melee. I had to tell the children to look away. Pushing of that nature needs better censorship.

    • renaado - Mar 26, 2014 at 2:23 AM

      Same goes to the NFL, I don’t want to see little boys here tackling one another knowing that Brain Damage is a possibility. I don’t watch that sport anyways.

  4. yomaher - Mar 26, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Uh, have any of you ever played competitive sports? I’d be worried if he wasn’t out there during the brawl. This is what sports is about. Brotherhood and banding together. Sometimes this happens when grown men play a kids game. Let’s not blow this out of proportion.

    • renaado - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      This wouldn’t have happen if they value Sportsmanship in the first place.

  5. genericcommenter - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Playing The Game The Right Way

    • renaado - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      The “Florida Way”.

  6. big64d - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    So is this news because its a brawl or is it news because Jameis Winston was within 10 feet of the brawl?

    #noMeansNo

  7. face21000x - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Just for the record, that pitcher stepped in the baseline and deserved to get trucked. That punk UF first baseman should have been punched in the mouth for starting that fight. There should have never been a fight, that was a clean play.

    • renaado - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      “Someone call 911 !!” Normally what fans would say in our country when someone started a fight…. even in a Professional Sports game. -.-

    • clydeserra - Mar 26, 2014 at 9:42 AM

      and for the record, the pitcher never picked up the ball. He put his seemingly closed glove behind it as he was standing in the baseline and then raised it, empty, before getting hit.

      I am not sure what the right play is. In the other 3 baselines, the runner needs to avoid contact, but the firstbase line has a lane to run in. for plays in that area.

  8. henryd3rd - Mar 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    This is a no story.

    • renaado - Mar 26, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      Well it is for “Them” cause a “Heisman Quarterback” just went out on a bench-clearing.

  9. annapterp - Mar 26, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Wow, there was nothing wrong with this play at all except for the overreaction by the Florida 1st baseman. The pitcher was not even hit that hard. This was ALL caused by the Florida player. Secondly, what was the cop in there for? Get out of the way and let the umpires and coaches sort it out. That was just stupid for the cop to get involved.

    This is a non-story.

  10. onlyoneleft - Mar 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    If there is a tv camera around, you can be sure that Winston will get in front of it.

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