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Antonio Morrison 19, (Football) Arrested

Reblogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Yahoo Sports

Media:(Alachua County Jail)

Posted:Sunday July 21, 2013 @ 6:54 p.m PST

 

 

(Alachua County Jail)Antonio Morrison, Florida’s starting middle linebacker, was arrested in June for punching a bouncer at a club and shouting “I am Antonio!”. Surely, Morrison would just rely on the legal wizardry of defense attorney Huntley Johnsonand be on his best behavior all summer.

Not quite.

Last night Morrison, 19, was arrested for barking at a police dog. For real. That’s a thing.

According to the police report, Morrison was a bystander outside a late-night Gainesville club when police responded to a disturbance at 4:15 a.m. Sunday morning. As the officers were making arrests, Morrison approached a canine named Bear sitting in the police car and started barking at it.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples, Bear is a Belgian Malinois Shepherd trained in drug detection and people tracking, so probably not the best animal to antagonize.

An officer on the scene stated Morrison’s actions prevented the police from doing their job properly so he asked Morrison to step to the front of the vehicle. When the officer tried to detain Morrison with handcuffs, he resisted.