Florida Gators player arrested for barking at police dog

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, July 22, 2013 8:55 EDT
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Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison. Screenshot via Florida-based NBC affiliate WPTV.
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University of Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested in Gainesville Sunday morning for allegedly barking at a police dog as officers were in the process of an investigation.

The Gators player also faces a charge of resisting arrest for allegedly fighting back when an officer began handcuffing him. It is the college football player’s second arrest in just five weeks after spending time in jail for punching a bouncer at a nightclub in June.

A police officer was reportedly in the process of searching a car when Morrison and several others walked by and began harassing the animal. His excuse for barking at the police dog? Morrison told police that it barked at him first, ESPN noted.

The team has suspended Morrison for at least two games.

This video is from Florida NBC affiliate WPTV, aired Monday, July 22, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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