Barking mad – American footballer arrested for growling at police dog
American footballers are no strangers to brushes with the law, but we do have a degree of sympathy for Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison, who was arrested at the weekend for barking at a police dog.
According to the LA Times, Morrison was under orders to keep out of trouble after punching a bouncer back in June, with a judge ordering the linebacker to stay out of trouble for six months after the battery charge, but he just couldn’t quite manage it.
According to the Alachua County Sheriff's office, Morrison approached an open window on a police car and decided to greet a K-9 dog named Bear in dog language. Morrison later told officers he said “woof-woof” to Bear because the dog barked at him first. As you do.
The police officer didn’t find it amusing and said the player resisted attempts to handcuff him.
The Florida Gators have said that Morrison will be out of their first two games this season with head coach Will Muschamp stating he was “extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison's decision making”.
As we said, a pretty ridiculous way of getting arrested.