Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested early Sunday morning for one of the dumbest reasons you may ever hear in your life. The sophomore was reportedly booked at around 4:15 a.m for resisting arrest and — here’s the kicker — harassing a police animal.
According to GatorCountry.com’s Nick de la Torre, police responded to an unrelated incident at a club when Morrison allegedly began barking at police dogs, which resulted in them barking back. The act of stupidity reportedly annoyed an officer who decided to arrest Morrison.
As Deadspin pointed out, Morrison was arrested under Florida statute 843.19.4. Here’s what that entails:
(4) Any person who intentionally or knowingly maliciously harasses, teases, interferes with, or attempts to interfere with a police dog, fire dog, SAR dog, or police horse while the animal is in the performance of its duties commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
Morrison was also arrested in June for an incident at a nightclub, so staying out of trouble hasn’t exactly been his thing. The only thing more embarrassing than being arrested twice in one summer is having one of those arrests come because you were barking at an animal. You couldn’t write a funnier script than that.
UPDATE: Per Bruce Feldman of of CBS Sports, Florida head coach Will Muschamp has announced that Morrison has been suspended and will miss at least the first two games of the season.