Gators "Dog Whisperer" Sees Charges Dropped

Gainesville, FL---There's good news for Florida sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison. The state's dropping charges against Morrison following his arrest early Sunday morning for barking at a sherriff's office K9 and resisting arrest.

State Attorney William Cervone says he made that decision late Tuesday after watching video of the incident.

He says Morrison was not interfering with the dog's duties, and did not do enough to warrant arrest.
Cervone adding "The charge of interfering with a police animal requires malice, and none exists. lt also requires the animal be engaged in some official duty, and it cannot be said that sitting in the back of a police cruiser in case he is needed constitutes being engaged in such activity by a police dog."

Given it was his second arrest of the summer, Will Muschamp suspended Morrison for two games. It will be interesting to see if he maintains that suspension, lifts it, or reduces it to one game, which would mean he could play against Miami in game two.


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