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Pulling ‘you know who I am?’ card, starting Gator LB arrested after punching bouncer

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Allegedly.

Following an incident early Sunday, and according to multiple media outlets, Florida’s Antonio Morrison was arrested and charged with first-degree simple battery (a misdemeanor) after allegedly punching a bouncing at a Gainesville drinking establishment.  The incident that landed the linebacker in legal hot water occurred after said drinking establishment had the audacity to ask Morrison to pay the cover charge.

To punctuate the incident, Morrison pulled the tried and true “Do you know who I am? I am a UF football player” card before allegedly punching the bouncer and leaving the scene.  GatorCountry.com, citing a police report on the incident, writes that didn’t remember much of the incident because he was intoxicated at the time.

UF has yet to comment on the situation and what if any punishment Morrison may be facing.

Morrison started three games last season as a true freshman and will be the starting middle linebacker entering summer camp.  He was a four-star member of the Gators’ 2012 recruiting class.

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16 Responses to “Pulling ‘you know who I am?’ card, starting Gator LB arrested after punching bouncer”
  1. jrs45 says: Jun 16, 2013 9:43 PM

    LOL those darn gators. Let’s blame Urban!

  2. niubears says: Jun 16, 2013 10:06 PM

    Nope, certainly don’t know who you are.

  3. jtacane says: Jun 16, 2013 10:36 PM

    yes we know who you are. and we prepared a special cell for you. You might want to keep mouth shut and wait for your attorney. idiot

  4. sanduskyshowerboy says: Jun 16, 2013 10:46 PM

    I was there! It was at envy. I saw ryan lochte around there too. Weird to see news about something you were at

  5. gatorprof says: Jun 16, 2013 11:02 PM

    19, drunk, hitting a bouncer…stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Re:”Mahmoud Hasna said Sunday that he saw three men, who he said were large in stature, approach the lounge alongside Morrison. Hasna said one of the men appeared to be taking a video with his phone as he approached the entrance.”

    We will see what Boom does with this. He should at least be suspended for a while if it his first offense. If he is a repeat offender, he is likely gone.

  6. overratedgators says: Jun 16, 2013 11:32 PM

    As always: stay classy, Gators.

  7. canetic says: Jun 16, 2013 11:34 PM

    And this is why the Gators schedule Toledo the first game of the year.

  8. atxcane says: Jun 16, 2013 11:35 PM

    Good thing he punched the bouncer in the head.

    If he *had* gotten into the club for free, that would have been an NCAA violation. Then he REALLY would have been in trouble.
    :D

  9. 11thstreetmafia says: Jun 17, 2013 1:11 AM

    SEC! SEC! SEC!

  10. blueglaze says: Jun 17, 2013 8:11 AM

    The bouncer should have never charged him…duh… Oh and they prob schedule Toledo first for the same reason they schedule Miami second…

  11. tlmoon2112 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:42 AM

    As a Gator fan, Im really tired of seeing these off-the-field issues. I really hope Coach Boom pulls the plug on him and sends him on his way.

  12. dholder1 says: Jun 17, 2013 12:12 PM

    Get a little bit of stardom and you think everything is free after that.

  13. Anoesis says: Jun 17, 2013 3:29 PM

    Florida does not allow underage (21) consumption of alcohol. No exceptions. So why is a bar asking an underage minor for a cover charge if they shouldn’t be letting him in the door?

    Morrison deserves whatever punishment he gets, but the bar may be on the hook, too. I understand why he was hammered, I’ve been to Gainesville, too.

  14. grudenthediva says: Jun 18, 2013 1:38 AM

    He can get in the door (18+) but he can’t drink. The bar has no culpability whatsoever.

    But Bill Cervone will take care of this shortly. Charges will vanish like a fart in the wind.

  15. pb420 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:06 AM

    @grudenthediva:

    Good, I hope you’re right and this goes away soon. I mean, it’s not like a felony sexual assault or anything right? I’m sure there’s a Bill Cervone in Tallahassee that can take care of things too.

  16. jagalag says: Jun 20, 2013 4:32 PM

    @pb420:

    What does this have to do with Tallahassee?

    You’re right though, sexual assault is a very serious crime. I’d probably put it right up there with shooting someone in the eye or murder.

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