The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey was kicked out of practice Sunday for what is being described as involvement in several physical plays, with the last ending with QB Jameis Winston being knocked to the ground.
Coach Jimbo Fisher said Ramsey was warned and called it a lack of leadership and character. Fisher shared,
“He was told not to do something and he defied me.”
“He’ll (Ramsey) decide if he wants to play at Florida State.”
Ramsey had uncontrolled scuffles with running back Karlos Williams, wide receiver Kermit Whitfield and with tight end Ryan Izzo. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when he ran through Williams off a blitz, knocking the reigning Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston to the ground.
“You’re going to do things my way or they’re not going to play here. When I tell somebody to do something and they don’t do it, it’s serious. That’s how you have problems.”
You want your players to be aggressive but you also want them to be able to demonstrate control. Fisher and his staff will help Ramsey understand this point. They need the Sophomore on the field as Ramsey had a great rookie campaign, becoming the first Freshmen to start at cornerback for the Seminoles since Deion Sanders. Ramsey started all 14 game and compiled 49 tackles, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.