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.