TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Another day brought another round of name calling in the Florida-Florida State feud that doesn't want to end.
On Monday, it was Florida State athletic director Dave Hart on the offensive, suggesting Steve Spurrier should be sanctioned for accusing Bobby Bowden of encouraging dirty play.
"It would probably be good if somebody just spanked him and put him to bed and hope he wakes up all grown up," Hart said at a news conference he called to address Spurrier's charges. "I believe strongly in the respect factor. I believe in professional behavior and ethical behavior."
Spurrier accused Seminoles tackle Darnell Dockett of intentionally trying to hurt two Gators, quarterback Rex Grossman and tailback Earnest Graham, in Florida's 37-13 victory Nov. 17. Graham, who has threatened a lawsuit, is out 3-to-5 weeks with an injured knee.
Spurrier wondered aloud if Bowden "instructs that kind of action," and was irritated because he says it "happens over and over when we play these guys."
Hart wants the American Football Coaches Association to sanction Spurrier, who has long been one of the nation's most outspoken coaches.
"You don't attack people's integrity," Hart said. "We're not going to put a player on the field who isn't playing fair."
He also suggested Spurrier might be complaining so loudly because he doesn't like playing Florida State late in the season -- or may not want to play the Seminoles at all.
"I can't speak to any hidden agendas," Hart said. The schools have three years remaining on their contract.
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