Carl Moore won't face additional punishment for ejection
The SEC will not impose any additional punishment against senior WR Carl Moore, and he is eligible to play in Saturday's game at Florida State, Florida coach Urban Meyer said today.
Moore was ejected in the first half of the Appalachian State game this past Saturday. He missed the second half of the game, and the SEC, which has the power to impose additional sanctions, has told Florida there will be no additional punishment. Game officials on Saturday told Meyer Moore had retaliated against an Appalachian State player.
"The rules, I checked into it, you could barely see it on videotape and I didn't see it during the game,'' Meyer said Monday. "I had a meeting with him (Sunday) and the rule is you miss half a game for retaliation. It was a retaliation, a guy took a shot (at Moore) and he retaliated. So will we take further action? No.''
Meyer said he expressed his concern and disappointment with Moore.
"We don't do that,'' Meyer said. "And I'm going to reemphasize that with the team, if there's a fight there's a fighting rule. Our guys have been decent about that, but a lot of things happen during the course of a game, and when you get hit first you just need to walk away from that. That would have been 15 more yards for us to move the ball down the field too, but instead it wasn't ( the penalties were offsetting). But we lost a player for a half.''