After two arrests this offseason, including one that involved barking at a police dog, starting linebacker Antonio Morrison was suspended for at least two games by head coach Will Muschamp.
With one of those charges dropped, however, so has the time Morrison will miss to start the season.
At his weekly press conference Monday, Muschamp confirmed that Morrison will only be suspended for the opener against Toledo. That also means the starter will be available for the following week’s game, on the road against Miami (Fla.).
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.
A month later, he was officially charged with interfering with police by harassing a police animal. In late July, the Florida State Attorney’s Office dropped that charge as well as one of resisting arrest.
Morrison started three games last season as a true freshman and had been expected to be the starting middle linebacker entering summer camp. He was a four-star member of the Gators’ 2012 recruiting class.