Can we please get the college football and NFL seasons underway before every player gets arrested for something.
In a crime that can only be described as bizarre, The Big Lead via Gator Country is reporting that University of Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested early Sunday morning, and booked on charges of harassing and barking at a police dog.
Antonio Morrison was arrested last night for barking at the police dog. Morrison was released later last night. The incident was 12 A.M.
— GatorCountry.com (@GatorCountry) July 21, 2013
Morrison reportedly violated Florida statute 843.19.4.
It States: Any person who intentionally or knowingly maliciously harasses, teases, interferes with, or attempts to interfere with a police dog, fire dog, SAR dog, or police horse while the animal is in the performance of its duties commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.775.082 or s. 775.083.
Morrison was previously arrested on June 16 on a misdemeanor battery charge after allegedly punching a bouncer at a nightclub who didn’t know his name.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp has suspended Morrison for at least two games, after the linebacker was arrested for the second time early Sunday morning for barking at a police dog.
Statement from Muschamp: Antonio Morrison is suspended and will miss at least two games. #Gators
— Thomas Goldkamp (@Goldkamp247) July 21, 2013
Muschamp voiced his supreme disappointment with Morrison.
“I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision making,” he said. “He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season.”