Florida State’s Emmett Rice ejected after targeting call in 3rd quarter versus Clemson; shows lack of class while leaving

Florida State will be without outside linebacker Emmett Rice for the remainder of their game against Clemson. The sophomore was ejected after a targeting call against him was upheld in the 3rd quarter and the team trailing 17-0.

After a Clemson punt, the Seminoles’ D.J. Matthews took the return. During the play, Rice nailed Clemson’s Ryan Carter with a clear helmet to helmet hit. After the call of targeting, officials reviewed the play and upheld it, meaning Rice would miss the remainder of the game.

Many fans from both Florida State and Clemson would take issue with the fact that Rice celebrated the hit as he ran off the football field, and rightfully so.

As it turns out, Carter had to leave the game shortly after the hit.

With his team trailing 17-0 and keeping in mind that he could have potentially done serious damage to Carter, Rice needed to show much more restraint than he did. In a situation like this, nobody wins, and this is completely inexcusable behavior by him.

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