Florida State University

August 11, 2014

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher tosses DB Jalen Ramsey from practice

Coach Jimbo Fisher made a few waves Sunday when he ejected star defensive back Jalen Ramsey near the end of an open practice at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Coach Jimbo Fisher made a few waves Sunday when he ejected star defensive back Jalen Ramsey near the end of an open practice at Doak Campbell Stadium.

The ejection came on the heels of several physical altercations between Ramsey and some teammates, the last of which occurred near quarterback Jameis Winston. FSU’s quarterbacks are not permitted to receive contact at practices. Tempers, of course, often run high on practice fields. But Fisher said that what happened Sunday wasn't typical.

“[Ramsey] was told not to do something and he defied me,” Fisher said. “We’ll judge from there, and I'm very upset with him.”

Ramsey, who can play safety and cornerback, had 49 tackles on the way to several freshman All-American honors in 2013.

Fisher said Ramsey’s actions were out of character and showed a lack of leadership.

“He’ll decide if he wants to play at Florida State,” he said.

• Reserve quarterback John Franklin III, a graduate of South Plantation High in Fort Lauderdale, has been working with the receivers at practice. Fisher said Franklin remains a quarterback, but that he’s athletic enough to play different positions.
• Fisher reiterated that sophomore receiver Isaiah Jones is likely to sit out the season because of academic ineligibility. Jones will remain enrolled at Florida State.
• Freshman defensive end Lorenzo Featherston missed practice with a concussion.

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