When the ESPN alert first popped up announcing the arrest of Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison, all I could do was shake my head. Morrison was arrested for barking at a police dog and nonviolently resisting arrest. Yes, you read that correctly. He was antagonizing a police dog and would not cooperate when police tried to detain him.
Everyone is eagerly looking forward to what Morrison can do for the Gators on the field this coming season, but his off-field antics are out of control. First getting arrested this past June for punching a bouncer at a club and playing the “don’t you know who I am?” card, and now this. At this point, it’s getting just plain ridiculous. Really makes you wonder “what is this kid’s problem?” He has the chance to really make a splash on defense for the Gators in 2013. That might be nipped in the bud now.
You think he would know by now that coach Will Muschamp does not mess around when it comes to players who can’t behave. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Muschamp said at SEC Media Days he had not made a decision in regards to possibly suspending Morrison after his first offense. “To me it’s not about playing time,” Muschamp stated. “It’s about educating the young man.” What is he going to do now that Morrison has been arrested for the second time in less than two months?
As much as I hate to say it, I feel like this kid is going to continue to be trouble for the Gators. It’s clear Muschamp needs to do something about Morrison as soon as possible.