A little over a month after his first brush with the law, Antonio Morrison has found himself on the wrong side of the line yet again.
The Florida linebacker, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting, was arrested very early Sunday morning following a “run-in” with a police dog who’s ironically enough named “Bear.” As was the case with his previous arrest, the 19-year-old Morrison was arrested at a local Gainesville drinking establishment.
From the Sentinel:
Morrison, 19, was a bystander when Gainesville Police responded to a disturbance near an after-hours club where several arrests had been made in the past. Per the report, Officer William A. Arnold had a police canine named ‘Bear’ in the car and Morrison walked up to the vehicle and began to bark at the dog.
Officer Arnold stated Morrison’s actions prevented police from do 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, the report states.
Morrison was officially charged with interfering with police by harassing a police animal.
UF has yet to comment on Morrison’s latest legal entanglement and how it may impact his status for the upcoming season.
In June, Morrison was arrested and charged with first-degree simple battery after allegedly punching a bouncer. Prior to the alleged punch that led to his arrest, Morrison dipped into his athletic ego and pulled out the ol’ “Do you know who I am? I am a UF football player” card.
Two weeks later, he was given deferred prosecution on that charge.
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.