Jameis Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, was involved in a benches-clearing fight between the Florida State and Florida baseball teams Tuesday night in Jacksonville. Details on social media about the fight ran the gamut until solid video emerged about two hours later. Most initial accounts agreed that Winston was among the Seminoles players who came out of the dugout when the teams began to push and shove each other following a collision near first base in the eighth inning. No punches were thrown.
Here’s the tweet that started the ball rolling on social media:
Florida-Florida State baseball game just had the benches clear. Jameis Winston looked like he was right in the middle.—
Jon Cooper (@JonSDS) March 26, 2014
Surprisingly, this is one of the few shots of the “fight” that landed on Twitter.
And here’s some footage from field level.
The Florida-Times Union snapped this clear shot from close up of a police officer restraining Winston:
Three players were ejected as a result of the altercation. The Gators upset the No. 1 ranked Seminoles 4-1.
Winston, the Seminoles closer, is a talented baseball prospect and was drafted in the 15th round by the Texas Rangers out high school. He seems serious about trying to pursue both sports for the time being and lists himself a “Two Sport Athlete” in his Twitter bio.
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