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March 31, 2014

Heisman winner Winston involved in bench-clearing brawl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State's Jameis Winston managed to see some action on the baseball diamond even though he didn't play in any of the Seminoles' four games last week.

Winston was involved in a bench-clearing incident when the Seminoles played rival Florida.

The Seminoles and Gators met Tuesday and the benches cleared after Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart had a first-base line collision with pitcher Danny Young. Gators first baseman Zack Powers approached Stewart, who shoved Powers with two hands. All three were ejected and both Powers and Stewart received four-game suspensions.

No punches were thrown as players from both sides poured onto the field, but Winston and others were restrained by coaches and police officers.

The Heisman winner did not make the trip to face Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Boston College, instead participating in spring football practice Thursday and Saturday.

Winston isn't scheduled to miss any other baseball series' because of football, but the spring game coincides with a weekend series at Georgia Tech. The plan is for him to travel back to Florida after the Georgia Tech game on Friday and travel back to Atlanta after the spring game Saturday afternoon.



 

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