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Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison has been suspended for at least the first two games of the season following his second arrest in just over a month.
Morrison was arrested early Sunday for allegedly barking at a police dog and resisting arrest. He was later released on his own recognizance. He was also arrested in June and charged with simple battery after punching a bouncer at a Gainesville nightclub.
At SEC media days Tuesday, head coach Will Muschamp said he had not yet decided on punishment for Morrison as related to the first incident, but he announced Sunday that the talented sophomore had been suspended following his latest arrest.
“I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision making,” Muschamp said. “He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season.”
The troubled linebacker had a strong freshman season in which he finished with 34 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble and was named to the SEC coaches’ All-Freshman team. He was expected to be a key member of the Gators defense this season. Now, it seems that one could argue that his future as a Gator is in some doubt.
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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 announced that Morrison would be held out of the opener against...
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...
When the story about Florida LB Antonio Morrison being arrested for barking at a dog broke, I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one shaking my head in disbelief. But after watching the dashboard camera video of Morrison’s arrest, I can honest say that this seems to be yet another instance of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office singling out a Florida football player.Take a look...
Antonio Morrison. Photo via mugshotsgainesville.com
They said it couldn't be done, but Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison may have just invented a new way of getting arrested. Morrison was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly harassing a police dog while barking at it. Yes, that is actually a crime. At least it is when the police officer paired with the dog is in the...
Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison made one of the more interesting headlines this past weekend when he was arrested for allegedly harassing a police animal after “barking” at a trooper’s dog. Today, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken, those charges will be dropped.
Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson told me the charges against Antonio Morrison will be dismissed this...
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.
The actual police car dashcam footage of Florida Gators middle linebacker Antonio Morrison's arrest for barking at a dog has been released.
Ever heard the term “His bark is worse then his bite?” That was the case for Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison who was arrested Saturday night/Sunday morning for “PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES: HARASS TEASE INTERFERE POLICE FIRE SAR ANIMAL.” In simple terms Morrison was arrested for barking at a police dog. Morrison, 19, was a bystander when Gainesville Police responded to...
Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested early Sunday morning for one of the dumbest reasons you may ever hear in your life. The sophomore was reportedly booked at around 4:15 a.m for resisting arrest and — here’s the kicker — harassing a police animal. According to GatorCountry.com’s Nick de la Torre, police responded to an [...]
People love dogs. We have laws that punish those who abuse them physically, and apparently there are laws to protect some from verbal assaults. At least in Florida they do for dogs with a badge. Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested overnight for barking at a police dog, a form of intimidation against a member of the law enforcement in Gainesville.
I did it. I bit on the profiling that I am usually pretty good about not doing. When Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested this weekend for “barking at a police dog” I came to the conclusion that the previously arrested Morrison just has some issues with authority. But, I have seen the error of my ways thanks to a police dashboard camera.
With the news of Antonio Morrison's arrest and subsequent two-game suspension, what are the next steps for Will Muschamp's Florida Gators?
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Bud Shaw criticizes his fellow members in the media for going after Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel for being "guilty of consistently demonstrating behavior consistent with being a college kid." (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
These days it has almost become commonplace to see stories about college football players doing bad things. Whether its criminal behavior of the misdemeanor and sometimes felony nature to possibly partying way too much and missing a meeting, the World Wide Web is inundated with guys that have seem to have a hard time controlling themselves and appropriating in an appropriate manner...