Gators’ LB arrested again
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison has been suspended for at least the first two games of the regular season after being arrested for the second time in five weeks.
Morrison was arrested early Sunday for barking at a police dog and resisting arrest. Both charges are misdemeanors. Later Sunday, Gators’ coach Will Muschamp said Morrison would be held out of the opener against Toledo and the road game the next week against Miami.
According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Morrison walked up to an open window on a police car and barked at a K-9 dog named Bear. The dog responded by barking back, prompting an officer to arrest Morrison for interfering with a police canine. According to the arresting officer, Morrison’s actions diverted the canine’s “attention from my investigation and towards him.”
Officers said Morrison resisted attempts to handcuff him.