Feb 25, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles pitcher/outfielder Jameis Winston (44) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Things got chippy Tuesday night between ancient baseball rivals Florida and Florida State. And FSU multi-sport star Jameis Winston got right in the middle of it.
The scrum began after a collision on the first base line between FSU outfielder DJ Stewart and Gators pitcher Danny Young. Florida infielder Zack Powers stepped in to to protect his pitcher and it was on.
Jacksonville cops decided that the umpires needed help separating the players and dove into the fray.
Future NFL first round draft pick Jameis Winston ended up with a chinful of cop elbow.
How does Jimbo Fisher feel about his QB getting in brawls? How do NFL executives feel about it?
Not that there was much danger of Winston getting hurt. No one ever gets hurt in a baseball scrum.
Then again, with the cops out there, who knows what could have happened? Cops get involved, things tend to escalate. And that’s why cops should stay out of baseball scrums.
Coaches and umpires usually do a good enough job settling things down. They don’t need the police.