Not the first time for a Florida school. Remember in 2006 when former Hurricane Lamar Thomas said this during the Orange Bowl brawl between UM and FIU: "Now, that's what I'm talking about. You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked."
Ding! Thomas's time was up, as Comcast axed him within days.
Which begs the question: If anything P.T. said was so bad, why did the school wait so long?
A house divided -- again. According to one of our contributors: "Seems there is no middle ground on this one. Either you are on the side that thought PT was right in what he said although he maybe should have said it differently or you are on the side that no one should ever speak badly of FSU." He caught heat for asking a fan what they felt PT should have said instead of saying high school offense.
It's time FSU athletics got some serious PR counsel. The new A.D. and others obviously didn't think through this decision. Or, worse, they never gauged how it would needlessly irritate many fans -- in reality, their shareholders.
Whether P.T. had to go or not is debatable. That it didn't have to be a train wreck isn't.