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UF football player arrested for barking at police dog

Antonio Morrison
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Updated: 7/21/2013 3:01 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested again Sunday. This time police say the 19-year-old football player was barking at one of their police dogs.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office originally responded to a disturbance at the Scottish Inn Motel along SW 13th Street in Gainesville around 2 a.m.

The arrest report states that while police were conducting their investigation Morrison and group of others walked up to the marked K-9 vehicle and taunted the police dog by barking. 

Morrison was arrested on the scene and charged with interfering with a police animal and resisting arrest without violence.

Harassing a police dog is a second-degree misdemeanor in Florida.

Morrison was previously arrested June 16 after allegedly punching a bouncer at a Gainesville nightclub. 

Florida coach Will Muschamp says that he has not yet decided on a punishment for Morrison related to that first incident.

"I'm extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison's decision making," Muschamp said in a statement. "He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season."
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