GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison has been arrested again.
Morrison was arrested early Sunday on two misdemeanors, charged with barking at a police dog and resisting arrest.
The sophomore from Bolingbrook, Ill., also was arrested June 16 and accused of punching a bouncer. He received deferred prosecution on the simple battery charged, a deal in which he was ordered to stay out of trouble for six months.
He was back in court Sunday. A judge released him on his own recognizance.
According to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Morrison walked up to an open window of a police car and barked at a dog named Bear. The K-9 responded by barking back, prompting an officer to arrest Morrison for interfering with a police canine. He also was charged with resisting arrest.
UPDATE: University of Florida Head Coach Will Muschamp has suspended Antonio Morrison for at least two games to begin the Gators regular season.
Muschamp on Antonio Morrison (1 of 2): “I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision making…— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) July 21, 2013
Muschamp on Morrison (2 of 2) “He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season.”— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) July 21, 2013