Florida QB Kyle Trask Hit Sparks Brawl; Three Players Ejected!
During Saturday nights game Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask was hit on the last play of the first half by a Missouri defender which sparked an all-out brawl at midfield. Fists were flying and now three players ejected. Read on…
Three players were ejected from the Florida-Missouri game following a brawl that unfolded at the end of the first half. pic.twitter.com/GTavCznk6B
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CelebnSports247.com reports that Florida quarterback Kyle Trask was hit on the last play of the first half by a Missouri defender which had players brawling on the field.
The result of the brawl ended with this – Missouri linebacker Tre Williams and Florida defensive linemen Zach Carter and Antwuan Powell were ejected, and every player on both teams was assessed an unsportsmanlike penalty.
Despite the unsportsmanlike conduct on the field, Florida went on to beat Missouri Athletics 41-17.
However, Florida coach Dan Mullen had to be held back by staff at one point during the scuffle and the chaos of both teams trying to leave the field.
Mullen waved his arms toward the crowd as he headed toward the locker room in Gainesville, and then he turned around and returned to the field to further incite the fans.
Mullen said his players believed they were acting in defense of Trask – Kyle’s teammates were defending their QB according to Mullen.
They’re going to protect him. That’s their guy.
Everybody was a little edgy and probably went a little too far with it.
On Saturday, the schools issued a joint statement saying the incident does not reflect the values of either university.
The joint statement said:
We are committed to healthy competition and good sportsmanship. The clean play without incident in the second half is how we expect to represent both institutions and the SEC. We believe both programs will use this moment to learn from so that future incidents like this do not happen.
Mullen, who said he did not condone the violence, credited Missouri’s coaching staff, as well as his own, for calming players down at halftime and preventing any further altercations.
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