Morrison arrested, suspended two games

FightinGators.com Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2013


Florida head coach Will Muschamp spent time last week at Southeastern Conference Media Days talking about possible discipline for linebacker Antonio Morrison. Another arrest on Sunday morning forced his hand, and the sophomore linebacker will be suspended for at least the first two games of the season.

The arrest was made after police said Antonio Morrison was interfering with a police investigation by pestering a police dog at a crime scene. According to the police report, Morrison was standing near an incident outside a bar in downtown Gainesville when he started to bark at and harass a police dog.

Florida announced early Sunday afternoon that he will face "at least" a two-game suspension to begin the season, keeping him off the field in the season-opener against Toledo and the first road game at Miami.

"I'm extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison's decision making," Florida head coach Will Muschamp said in a statement on Sunday. "He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season."

This is his second arrest of the summer. On June 16, Morrison was arrested after he was involved in a confrontation with a bouncer that didn’t allow him to have a discounted cover charge at Kava Bar & Hookah Lounge. Morrison said, “Don’t you know who I am? I’m a football player. I’m Antonio.” Morrison was accused of hitting the bouncer after that.

Morrison is projected to start at middle linebacker for Florida this fall.



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