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SEC accepts Florida's punishment of Spikes

11/2/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

The SEC has accepted Florida's suspension of linebacker Brandon Spikes for the first half of Saturday's game against Vanderbilt and will not add to it.

Spikes was caught on video attempting to gouge the eyes of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey in a pile during last week's game in Jacksonville.

Here is the SEC's statement on the matter:

"The Southeastern Conference has reviewed and accepted the disciplinary actions taken by the University of Florida regarding football student-athlete Brandon Spikes. The university suspended Spikes for the first half of its next game (vs. Vanderbilt, Nov. 7) for an unsportsmanlike act during the Gators' last game (vs. Georgia, Oct. 31)."