Florida State Seminoles’ defensive back Jalen Ramsey became a household name for the National Champion Seminoles last season. Ramsey started the Seminoles’ first game, a 41-13 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers, at cornerback, filling in for an injured P.J. Williams. Then, after the Seminoles lost safety Tyler Hunter for the season to a neck injury, Ramsey shifted over to replace Hunter at safety. He was a freshman All-American and hoped to take a leadership role in in 2014 after the team lost defensive backs Lamarcus Joyner and Terrence Brooks.
On Sunday, he made headlines for a different reason. Ramsey was very physical with his teammates on Sunday, reportedly hitting offensive players much harder than he should have been. One altercation even involved Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston. His play set Seminoles’ head coach Jimbo Fisher off. Fisher kicked Ramsey out of practice, then ripped into him when he spoke with the media.
“He was told not to do something and he defied me,” Fisher said. “We’ll judge from there and I’m very upset with him.”
Fisher was upset with Ramsey and even called his future into question.
“He’ll decide if he wants to play at Florida State,” he said. “They’re going to do things my way or they ain’t going to play here.”
It appears as though Ramsey, Fisher and his teammates worked things out because Ramsey was spotted back at practice on Monday.
DB Jalen Ramsey is present at practice today. pic.twitter.com/bZHUowZkbF
— Ethan Vaughan (@93warchant99) August 11, 2014
Ramsey is going to be a key player for the Seminoles as they attempt to repeat in 2014 so keeping him on the field is key.