Found July 22, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
Of the heels of Florida Gators alum Aaron Hernandez making the wrong type of headlines in his arrest for murder charges, there is a current player making the newspaper in a negative way. Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested for barking at a police dog. Yes you read that correctly Morrison got arrested for barking at a police dog. To be fair to the police, this is Antonio’s second arrest in a five week span. Due to this arrest, Morrison will miss the first two games of the season because the team suspended him. Antonio said that the dog was the one who started the barking and he was just returning the favor. Resisting arrest was another charge that was put to Morrison. The whole thing started when the police followed up on a call at 3:43 A.M. The police went to a hotel next to a nightclub in Gainesville to check out a suspicious car. As the police came to the scene Morrison came up to the police car and started barking at the dog. The police said it turned them away from investigating the issue at the hotel and wasn’t able to check on the car which was the whole reason they went out in the first place. The police said that they asked Morrison to wait in front of the car. As he was getting handcuffed he resisted arrest and two other police officers had to help detain Morrison. The report says Arnold told the man — later identified by his driver’s license as Morrison — to wait in front of his patrol car and the man resisted when Arnold tried to handcuff him. Two other officers arrived and helped detain Morrison, according to the report. Alachua County Sheriff’s spokesman Art Forgey said that is was a very odd case. He never heard of someone arrested in the way Morrison was. “We don’t see that very often at all,” he said. “Gainesville Police Department has horses and they see it sometimes. Usually everybody steers clear of the dogs.” So what does the Gators say to this incident? Florida coach Will Muschamp said, “I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision making. He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season.” Antonio was going to be the Gators’ starting middle linebacker this season. Muschamp was on the fence of whether or not he was going to suspend Morrison from the June 16 arrest for battery. Last month he punched a nightclub bouncer because he was not given a discounted rate for admission. Morrison was getting reprimanded by the school for that incident, but it was not a suspension. Now with this last issue, he will miss two game. From the legal side of things Morrison entered into a deferred prosecution. This means he will pay $100 in prosecution costs and either an additional $150 or perform 12 hours of community service. In addition to that he will take a drug-and-alcohol abuse course at his school. Plus he will attend an anger-management course and participate in two eight-hour ride-alongs with the University of Florida Police Department. Once he has completed all of those tasks the battery charge would be dismissed. Let’s see if Morrison learns from his mistakes or if this trend will continue. If it does NFL teams might stay away from him.
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