07.21.13

It’s Been Some Kind Of Summer For Gator Football

Posted in College Spurts, Dogs, Gridiron, The Law at 7:43 pm by

(not the dog in the story below.  But you have to admit, he’s quite handsome)

What does a college football powerhouse do for an encore after a prominent alumnus is charged with murder?  I’d have suggested something mild along the lines of “stay out of trouble and pray A-Rod dominates the headlines”, but it seems Gators LB Antonio Morrison had another idea.  “I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio’s decision making,” said Florida head coach Will Muschamp, clearly wishing there was a way to blame it on Urban Meyer.  From the Orlando Sentinel’s Edgar Thompson :

Morrison was arrested on Sunday morning for harassing a police animal, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.

Officer William A. Arnold had a police K9 named “Bear” in the car. Morrison walked over to the vehicle and began to bark at the dog.

Officer Arnold stated Morrison’s actions prevented police from doing its job properly, so Arnold asked Morrison to step to the front of the vehicle. Morrison resisted when the officer tried to handcuff him, the report states.

Two other deputies arrived and helped handcuff Morrison after he repeatedly was told to stop resisting. The report states Morrison, 19, told Arnold he made a “woof-woof” sound because the K9 officer had barked several times at him first.

Morrison was arrested on misdemeanor charges of interfering with a police animal and resisting arrest without violence. He appeared before a judge at 9 a.m. Sunday and was released on his own recognizance.

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