Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher ejected star defensive back Jalen Ramsey from an open practice Sunday at Doak Campbell Stadium, according to a report in the Miami Herald.
Ramsey was involved in several altercations with teammates, according to the Herald's Tim Linafelt, one of which approached the vicinity of quarterback Jameis Winston. Fisher said Ramsey "defied" him. Per Linafelt:
“[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.
Ramsey was a crucial part of the Florida State defense last season, making 49 total tackles. The rising sophomore is expected to make a significant contribution to the team in 2014.
Ramsey isn't the only one who has been forced out of a Florida State practice recently. Fisher also ejected a live bat from practice on Friday when he assassinated it with a blunt object.
- Will Green