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Police: FSU QB Sexton lay in street, called himself 'God'

By DAVID ROYSE

Associated Press Writer

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ? Suspended Florida State quarterback Wyatt Sexton was taken to a hospital by police after they say observed him behaving strangely, laying in the street, jumping on a car and telling them that he was God.

 

Sexton was hospitalized Monday night and on Tuesday a Florida State official said he was still under medical care at an undisclosed location. He has not been charged with any crime.

 

Florida State Assistant Athletic Director Rob Wilson said Sexton had been suspended from the team two weeks ago because of a previously undisclosed violation of team rules. He declined to elaborate on what rules Sexton broke and said the incident Monday appeared to be unrelated.

 

Sexton, 20, is the son of Florida State's assistant head coach and running backs coach Billy Sexton. Wilson said neither head coach Bobby Bowden nor Sexton's father would comment.

 

Sexton, who will be a junior in the fall, took over the starting quarterback job for the Seminoles at midseason last year, but was expected to compete for the job this year with Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee who were redshirted as freshmen last year.

 

An incident report by Tallahassee police officer Zachary Lyne said he was called to a residential neighborhood about a report of a man doing push ups in the street and acting strangely. Police said they'd also had a call from a different person about a man in the same location laying in the street and yelling at passersby.

 

Lyne said he found Sexton in the middle of the road wearing only a wet pair of shorts.

 

The officer asked Sexton if he was OK and didn't get a response. He asked several times what the man's name was and eventually Sexton replied that he was God.

 

At one point, the man stepped toward Lyne and then ran away from him. When the officer yelled for him to stop, he turned and got on his hands and knees, yelled obscenities at the officer and stared at him.

 

Lyne said in his report that he feared Sexton might charge him so he doused him with pepper spray and radioed for assistance.

 

After other officers arrived, the police handcuffed him and he identified himself as Sexton.

 

Police said they took Sexton to the hospital fearing he was a danger to himself or others.

 

Police said that Sexton "appeared to be under the influence of some unknown narcotic or alcohol," but officials at the hospital said they didn't have any information on Sexton, including whether he had been found to be under the influence.

 

Sexton, who has won honors for his high grade point average, is from Tallahassee. Police said Sexton's roommates told them that Sexton had been at a Dave Matthews Band concert in Tennessee with them earlier Monday. They told police they didn't believe he had been drinking or taking any drugs, but said he had been stressed out over trying to win the starting quarterback job in the fall.

 

Once at the hospital, Sexton continued to say that he was God and that he didn't know why he was in the hospital, Lyne wrote in his report.

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Kids: Don't do drugs.

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More like Kids: Don't go to FSU.....you don't get paid as much as if you go to Miami.

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I've said it once and I'll say it again.

 

ONLY in Miami or Tallahassee....

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Yes, I totally agree!

 

:thumbup

 

 

 

 

 

 

:mischief

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:lol

 

Well the whole state is messed up, but those 2 are the ones that cheat badly at football...

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I've said it once and I'll say it again.

 

ONLY in Miami or Tallahassee....

809831[/snapback]

 

Yes, I totally agree!

 

:thumbup

 

 

 

 

 

 

:mischief

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:lol

 

Well the whole state is messed up, but those 2 are the ones that cheat badly at football...

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Bah, every school has a few faults here and there...I was just doing a little joking around.

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FSU quaterbacks are always introuble

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Outside of Chris Rix and Adrian McPherson. Name one.

 

Casey Weldon? Brad Johnson? Charlie Ward? Danny Kannell? Thad Busby? Chris Weinke?

 

:plain

 

Anyway, Sexton sucks ass, so screw him. Weatherford and XLee are too talented to be riding the pine while Bowden's nepotistic ass plays a coach's son.

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I've said it once and I'll say it again.

 

ONLY in Miami or Tallahassee....

809831[/snapback]

 

Yes, I totally agree!

 

:thumbup

 

 

 

 

 

 

:mischief

809868[/snapback]

 

:lol

 

Well the whole state is messed up, but those 2 are the ones that cheat badly at football...

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Go check the NCAA records. UF is the biggest cheater in the state. Miami is two. FSU has never lost a football scholarship from cheating. Hell, FAMU has had more NCAA probation penalties in the city of Tallahassee. :lol

 

 

Wyatt was already suspended and had lost his job to Lee. Drew is rehabbing his ankle and will be back soon. I hope we set up two game plans for both Lee and Drew and play both of them against Miami. Drew was considered the best QB on the team before last year and Lee had the most talent. I'm glad Rix and Wyatt are out of the way and the "experience" excuse is gone. :D

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Under Steve Spurrier, the UF won the award for cleanest program in the SEC (every year he was there!).

 

I know, even the Rebs weren't as clean haha

 

But really, UF may have had a bad distant history (20 years ago) with Charlie Pell, and a questionable NCAA decision to put them back on probation under Galen Hall...but under Spurrier (as much as most people can't stand him), they were pretty damn clean.

 

Zook's gotten them into trouble, and it'll be interesting to see what Meyer does to clean it up.

 

No one can doubt that under Bowden in the 90s and 2000s, the program has had a plethora of dirty players. I'm not saying the program is dirty, but there are a lot of dirty players. Same with Tennessee. Maybe that's why Cutcliffe decided to come to Oxford.

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Under Steve Spurrier, the UF won the award for cleanest program in the SEC (every year he was there!).

 

I know, even the Rebs weren't as clean haha

 

But really, UF may have had a bad distant history (20 years ago) with Charlie Pell, and a questionable NCAA decision to put them back on probation under Galen Hall...but under Spurrier (as much as most people can't stand him), they were pretty damn clean.

 

Zook's gotten them into trouble, and it'll be interesting to see what Meyer does to clean it up.

 

No one can doubt that under Bowden in the 90s and 2000s, the program has had a plethora of dirty players. I'm not saying the program is dirty, but there are a lot of dirty players. Same with Tennessee. Maybe that's why Cutcliffe decided to come to Oxford.

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Couldn't you say that about every major football program in college football? FSU has never been penalized by the NCAA so obviously they aren't doing anything too egregious.

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Couldn't you say that about every major football program in college football? FSU has never been penalized by the NCAA so obviously they aren't doing anything too egregious.

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Yes, you could actually say that...stuff happens at every major university.

 

Florida was in bad shape in the mid 80s...real bad and they payed the price...luckily Spurrier came along and drastically cleaned the place up. Butch Davis did the same thing at UM.

 

Kids will be kids, boosters will be boosters.

 

And I strongly believe FSU is passed up on many things by the NCAA because of the friendly image of Bobby Bowden, but that is more than likely orange and blue glasses I'm wearing.

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Under Steve Spurrier, the UF won the award for cleanest program in the SEC (every year he was there!).

 

I know, even the Rebs weren't as clean haha

 

But really, UF may have had a bad distant history (20 years ago) with Charlie Pell, and a questionable NCAA decision to put them back on probation under Galen Hall...but under Spurrier (as much as most people can't stand him), they were pretty damn clean.

 

Zook's gotten them into trouble, and it'll be interesting to see what Meyer does to clean it up.

 

No one can doubt that under Bowden in the 90s and 2000s, the program has had a plethora of dirty players.? I'm not saying the program is dirty, but there are a lot of dirty players.? Same with Tennessee.? Maybe that's why Cutcliffe decided to come to Oxford.

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Couldn't you say that about every major football program in college football? FSU has never been penalized by the NCAA so obviously they aren't doing anything too egregious.

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for a program to be penalized by the NCAA, they would have to break NCAA rules such as issues dealing with education, paying, recruiting, boosters, etc.

 

I'm talking more about issues such as 3/4 of their starting DBs in 2001 being previously arrested for the likes of weed, soliciting prostitution, etc. I'm talking about kids getting in trouble at Dillards, Foot Locker, etc.

 

Yah it happens everywhere. I'm not defending UF by any means (hell, I don't hate em...but I sure don't like em). They've got their Jabar Gaffneys and Channing Crowders. It just seems more common at FSU. That's just an outsider's view.

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This could be pretty serious guys, far worse than just using drugs. He could have some serious mental health issues. In a fragile mind, a lot of psychoses can be initiated by drugs. I went to a mental health clinic with my abnormal psych class and met a guy who had schizophrenia. This guy had been an occasional user of marijuana. While drugs don't cause the defect in the brain that results in a psychosis, it can act as a catalyst for it. One time while he was smoking, he started hearing voices talking to him from a radio playing in the background. He eventually stabbed someone. Other symptomization of schizophrenia and additional psychoses can be delusional thoughts about one's identity. For example, thinking yourself to be Napolean, the President, or God, just like our friend Mr Sexton. By the way, onset in men usually occurs in the early twenties.

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