DJ Stewart suspended 4 games
Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart was suspended four games by the NCAA for his actions in a bench-clearing fracas between the No. 1-ranked Seminoles and the Florida Gators on Tuesday night in Jacksonville.
"I plan to meet with the appropriate national organizations who have oversight of baseball playing rules and address this issue as I feel the punishment does not fit the crime," FSU coach Mike Martin told the Orlando Sentinel.
The suspension was handed down by the NCAA Division I Rules Committee.
Stewart, who leads FSU with a .380 batting average, ran into Florida pitcher Danny Young, who was trying to field Stewart's slow roller up the first-base line. Florida first baseman Zack Powers confronted Stewart before umpires separated them.
However, the benches and bullpens emptied, and players -- including FSU reliever and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston -- spilled onto the field. Police came onto the field to help umpires restore order, and one was photographed holding Winston and other players back.
The two teams will play for the third and final time this season on April 8 in Tallahassee.