Capstone Saturdays: Urban’s Scales of Justice

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Editorial Cartoon: Urban’s Scales of Justice

Okay, I know I’m late to the punch on this one, but I had to weigh in. The footage of Florida’s savage LB raking the eyes of the Georgia RB was one of the most troubling sights I’ve ever witnessed as a football fan. They say stuff happens in the pile all the time. Heck, it did when I played. But there was something barbaric about seeing a player intentionally going for the eyes of a helpless foe, pinned down where he can’t do anything about it.

Now Juxtapose this act against Ole Miss’ Rodney Scott who instinctively thought beyond himself and remained still so that Auburn’s Zac Etheridge could walk again. There are thugs and then there are heroes.

Like you, I was prepared to read this week that Brandon Spikes had been suspended by the SEC indefinitely for commiting assault and battery on national TV. But that the SEC left it up to Florida’s win-at-all-costs coach Urban Meyer to decide the punishment…who allegedly had to be prompted by his wife to do anything at all…it really left me confident that the SEC office means business when it comes to punishing egregious acts like this one. I guess a win over Vandy is that important. I wonder if Urban came to that punishment on his own, or if he and Tebow settled on it together while spooning in the hammock after practice.