Gators Linebacker Arrested for Barking at a Dog

Published on 21-Jul-2013 by Stacey Mickles

Football - NCAA    NCAA Football Daily Update

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Gators Linebacker Arrested for Barking at a Dog

This is the strangest thing I have ever reported on, but according to reports out of Gainesville, Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested for resisting arrest and ...

... wait for it ...

Barking at a police dog.

Yes, you heard right. Barking at a dog.  

According to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Morrison walked up to an open window on a police car and barked at a K-9 dog named Bear. The dog responded by barking back, prompting an officer to arrest Morrison for interfering with a police canine.

According to the arresting officer, Morrison's actions diverted the canine's "attention from my investigation and towards him."

In short, Morrison was messing with the dog, pissed it off, and he got arrested. I've heard some dumbsh... I mean, dumb stuff in my time, but this takes the cake.

Morrison said he barked at the dog because the dog barked at him. Right. And this dude's got a college scholarship!

Maybe his attorney can accuse the dog of identity theft; after all, it's named Bear. Maybe he can claim that Morrison was just trying to confirm that Bear was a dog. What with Florida judges being unpredicatable to the point of flaky, it just might work.

This was Morrison's second arrest since 16 June. No word yet from Gator head coach Will Muschamp if Morrison will be in the doghouse.

Or if he'll not be considered from calling the defensive audibles.


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