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Florida LB Antonio Morrison arrested for barking at police dog



Thirty-five days after he was arrested for punching a nightclub doorman because he wouldn’t wave the club’s cover charge, Florida sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested again Sunday.

For barking at a police dog.

Morrison was charged with interfering with a police animal and resisting arrest without violence, and this second stint in jail could ultimately be more costly.

Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Morrison has been suspended from the team, and his deferred prosecution agreed upon from his June 16th arrest could be jeopardized.

"I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision-making," Muschamp said in a statement released by the university. "He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season."According to an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Morrison went up to a parked patrol car, which was on the scene responding to a disturbance at an after-hours establishment, and began barking at the police dog in the car.

When an officer approached Morrison and tried to handcuff him, according to the report, he resisted the handcuffs and was charged with resisting arrest without violence. He was also charged with distracting a police dog, a second-degree misdemeanor.

[Last modified: Sunday, July 21, 2013 3:06pm]


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