On Monday, Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer made some questionable comments about the Florida State and Alabama football teams and how the Buckeyes would deal with them on the field, should the situation arise.
When asked about his team being on the outside looking in currently at both teams in the BCS picture, Spencer claimed that the Buckeyes would “wipe the field” with either one of them in a one-on-one scenario.
Bold stuff coming from someone who’s the third-leading receiver on his own team to be taking jabs at others, but he felt the need to nonetheless.
The only question from that point would be how his head coach, Urban Meyer, would feel about the remarks.
Well, Meyer was none too happy about them:
“I’m very disappointed. I can’t stand that,” Meyer said Tuesday on the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference. … “He certainly is not the spokesman for our team. As a result, Evan won’t talk to the media for a long, long time.
Banning Spencer from media interaction is probably a good idea, seeing as Alabama and FSU seem like two complete squads that you do not want to give bulletin board material to.
Meyer went on to elaborate a little more about how it just displayed bad sportsmanship:
“You don’t do that. That’s not good sportsmanship and that’s not what we expect. I understand he’s a young man and made a minor mistake, but we just don’t do that. You talk about your teammates, talk about the team and move on.”