Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison arrested after barking at police dog
Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison arrested after barking at police dog, This is the second arrest in less than a month for the 19-year-old, who was collared on June 16 for punching a bouncer. In this instance, he told cops he barked at the dog because the dog barked at him first.
Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison is charged with resisting arrest and barking at a police dog in the early-morning hours of Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Antonio Morrison was barking up the wrong tree early Sunday morning. The Florida linebacker was arrested and charged with barking at a police dog and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, following a run-in with cops outside an after-hours club in Gainesville.
But at least the Gators sophomore has a good excuse: the dog barked at him first. Cops were responding to a disturbance at the club when, according to the Orlando Sentinel, the 19-year-old linebacker walked up to police cruiser and barked at the police canine inside the car.
The dog, named Bear, barked back and cops had Morrison walk to the front of the car, where he resisted when police tried to put handcuffs on the 6-foot-1, 240-pound man and arrest him for interfering with a police canine. Morrison told police that the dog had barked at him first, which is why he responded with a “woof-woof” sound.
Antonio Morrison, a sophomore linebacker at Florida, is suspended for at least two games by coach Will Muschamp following his arrest on Sunday.
He was booked at 4:15 a.m. Sunday and released on his own regocnizance later Sunday morning. I'm extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison's decision making," Florida coach Will Muschamp said of the linebacker who was also arrested last month for punching a bouncer. He received deferred prosecution on the simple battery charged in that case, a deal in which he was ordered to stay out of trouble for six months.
"He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season," Muschamp said.
And he also earned himself a spot in the dog house.