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Charges dropped against Morrison in latest arrest

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Message to Antonio Morrison: you can bark at whomever you want.

The Florida State Attorney’s Office has dropped charges of resisting arrest and harassing a police dog stemming from Morrison’s Sunday arrest, according to the USA Today and other outlets.

The dismissal, by way of a written statement from Florida state attorney Bill Cervone, was based on lack of evidence. Additionally, the statement says there was no malice on Morrison’s part when interfering with — er, “barking at” — the police dog. A video of the incident showed the Gator linebacker initially resisting arrest, but Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell told the Gainesville Sun that police probably overreacted to Morrison’s actions.

Morrison has been given at least a two-game suspension by head coach Will Muschamp. Whether or not that changes based on this latest development remains to be seen.

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11 Responses to “Charges dropped against Morrison in latest arrest”
  1. sanduskyshowerboy says: Jul 23, 2013 4:44 PM


  2. jmb795 says: Jul 23, 2013 5:11 PM

    “He barked at me first” wins the day.

  3. grudenthediva says: Jul 23, 2013 5:20 PM

    Bill Cervone cleans up the mess once again. “Lack of evidence” has to be the punchline to every joke over at his offices.

  4. kinggator says: Jul 23, 2013 5:25 PM

    His bark is worse than his bite! Go Gators!

  5. fnc111 says: Jul 23, 2013 5:27 PM

    UF and SEC = pathetic

  6. sfsugator says: Jul 23, 2013 5:38 PM

    that’s a first, bark and get arrested the justice system is so soft now cant get away with anything

  7. swampcannons says: Jul 23, 2013 6:06 PM

    Regardless of the outcome I think it’s safe to say that this young man should curb his alcohol intake. Just about every incident I’ve read about, no matter the school or conference, overconsumption is always a factor.

  8. mshassen3000 says: Jul 23, 2013 7:16 PM

    kind of thought barking at a dog shouldnt get you thrown in jail… lol maybe a straight jacket…

  9. mshassen3000 says: Jul 23, 2013 7:19 PM

    fnc111… do you really think barking at a dog should get you thrown in jail? or just hate the sec for being that good!!!

  10. cowartsh says: Jul 25, 2013 8:18 PM


  11. blueglaze says: Jul 26, 2013 10:28 AM

    The arrest was totally unnecessary. Obviously GPD doesn’t have a lot going on of they drop all actions to arrest a kid barking at a dog. Ridiculous.

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