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Florida Reduces Suspension For LB Morrison

jail-door-key-openingWhen last we left the story of Florida’s Antonio Morrison, police had dropped charges against the linebacker over his (poor) decision to bark at a police dog.  That being Morrison’s second arrest of the summer, Will Muschamp handed him a two-game suspension.

Now that suspension is being shortened.

Morrison will only have to sit out Florida’s opener against Toledo, according to the coach yesterday: 


“After a thorough review of Antonio Morrison’s situation and how has handled his punishment, I’m going to suspend him for this game only.  I just don’t feel like his actions warranted a two-game suspension.

I think he’s remorseful about the whole situation.  We’ve moved forward.  Guys make mistakes and have poor judgement at times.  I’m just disappointed with how the whole night was handled.”


One would take that to mean Muschamp wasn’t happy with Morrison’s decision to bark at a police dog or a police officer’s decision to arrest him for said woofing.  That deputy’s boss later stated that a warning would have been more appropriate.

So you might say that initial arrest was all bark and no bite.  (Rimshot!)

In the end, Morrison will be suspended for one game for his June 16th arrest on a battery charged tied to fighting with a nightclub bouncer.  He will be suited up and ready for action when the Gators visit Miami (FL) on September 7th.




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