The State Attorney's Office has dropped misdemeanor charges against Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison.
Morrison, 19, was arrested Sunday after barking at a police dog. He was charged with interfering with a police animal and resisting arrest.
State Attorney Bill Cervone said Tuesday that the "dismissal is based on the lack of evidence to warrant much less legally sustain those charges and the complete inappropriateness of pursing court action against Morrison, or anyone else, under the circumstances involved."
"The charge of interfering with a police animal requires malice, and none exists," Cervone said. "It also requires that the animal be engaged in some official duty, and it cannot be said that sitting in the back of a police cruiser is case he is needed constitutes being engaged in such activity."
Cervone added that he reviewed video tape and found no resistance "beyond questioning the actions of law enforcement, which is not illegal."
It was Morrison's second arrest in ...