Originally written July 23, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Our bad. That’s essentially the words of Alachua County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, the same day they released footage for the arrest of Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison. Sheriff Sadie Darnell said that the more appropriate action should have been a warning, and not an arrest. Morrison, if you didn’t hear, was popped for barking at a police dog. This was Morrison’s second arrest this summer, as he was arrested after being involved in a fight at a club in June. After the barking incident, he found himself suspended for at least the first two games of the upcoming season. Even though the sheriff’s department admitted poor judgment, I doubt Will Muschamp is going to change his decision. For what it is worth, it is illegal to bark at a police dog based on Florida statute 843.19.4: (4) 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 said the dog barked at him, so that is why [...]
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