Cops: Gator barked at cop dog, jailed
Gatorcountry.com reports that the soon-to-be sophomore was arrested Sunday after allegedly barking at a police dog. Yes, you read that correctly: barking at a police dog.
Believe this: CHARGE NUMBER: 1
VIOLATION CODE: 843.19.4
VIOLATION DESCRIPTION: PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES: HARASS TEASE INTERFERE POLICE FIRE SAR ANIMAL
This is the same Morrison who was arrested earlier this offseason and charged with simple battery after police allege he assaulted a bouncer at a hookah lounge.
According to Gator Country, Morrison received deferred prosecution for that incident, requiring him to pay $100 to the state for court costs, make a $150 donation to CDS Family & Behavioral Services, complete 12 hours of community service, complete a Florida drug and alcohol education program, attend an anger management program, and participate in two hour ride-alongs with UF police.
As you would expect, the incidents earned Morrison a prime slot in coach Will Muschamp's doghouse ... sorry. After Sunday's news, Muschamp announced Morrison is suspended for the team's first two games.
The good news: The charges were dropped.
Alabama beat reporter Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News tried to offer some possible reasons for the alleged crime.
Florida linebacker preparing for UGa, presumably. RT @GatorCountry: Antonio Morrison was arrested last night for barking at a police dog.— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) July 21, 2013
Congrats to Antonio Morrison, creative winner of the "Commit A Crime Aaron Hernandez Didn't Commit At Florida" Challenge.— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) July 21, 2013