There's not really a lot to say in defense of Spikes here. His actions seem pretty clear, and even if this was in retaliation for something, it certainly doesn't excuse him. You just dont mess with people's eyes. They're kind of important.
At a Sunday press conference, Gators coach Urban Meyer said he'd have a "serious talk" with Spikes about the incident.
There's already a groundswell of writers saying that Meyer should suspend Spikes himself, and not leave it up to the SEC, using the old "eye-for-an-eye" rationale.