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Published: Tuesday, 11/12/2013

Meyer: 'Very disappointed' in Spencer's Alabama, FSU comments


COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said today he was "very disappointed" by junior receiver Evan Spencer’s playful assertion the Buckeyes could "wipe the field" with top-ranked Alabama and No. 2 Florida State.

"I can't stand that," Meyer said during the Big Ten coaches teleconference. "He certainly is not the spokesman for our team. Evan won't talk to the media for a long, long time. You don't do that. That's not good sportsmanship and that's not what we expect. I understand he's a young man and made a minor mistake, but we just don't do that. You talk about your teammates, talk about the team, and move on."

Asked Monday how third-ranked OSU would match up against Alabama and FSU, Spencer smiled and said, "I guess I'm a little biased, but I think we'd wipe the field with both of them. ... That’s just my bias speaking."

"I did not mean to disrespect any [football] team," Spencer wrote in a message on Twitter. "I am confident in my team, and as is evident in the video, I was having fun with the media answering their questions. I should have chosen my words more wisely."

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