In the arrests of Geno Hayes and Joe Surratt, Surratt was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, a third-degree felony; and disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors. Hayes, 20, was arrested on three misdemeanor charges: resisting an officer without violence, assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct.
According to the Florida State athletics code of conduct, an athlete charged with a felony is not allowed to play until the charge is resolved. Any misdemeanor charge is handled by the coach after reviewed by the athletic director, and the circumstances of the incident as well as the player's history will be considered when applying punishment. Hart said the school will continue to "gather facts related to the circumstances."
Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden was unavailable for comment and an athletics department spokesman said Bowden wouldn't address the issue until next week. FSU is off the next two days and doesn't resume practice until Monday.
While an announcement for the starting times of next Saturday's Florida State-Alabama and Florida-Auburn games won't be made until late tonight or early Sunday morning,speculation is that the game will be grabbed by CBS and played at 5 p.m. CBS, which has the first choice of contests for next Saturday, exercised its right to make its announcement six days before the games in order to see what develops today. The key game is Alabama's meeting with Georgia. Should the Tide win, it would pretty much clinch its game against the Seminoles going on CBS.
Freshman offensive lineman Antwane Greenlee is still in a Tallahassee hospital under the observation of doctors after sustaining a neck injury during practice Wednesday. He is in stable condition and did not sustain a fracture to his spinal cord, offensive line coach Rick Trickett said."There is just some swelling around the core," Trickett said. " All the feeling is back in his arms and legs, so [the doctors] think he is going to be all right."