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Forida linebacker arrested for barking at police dog
Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-21-13

Posted on 07/22/2013 12:04:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

It hasn’t been a great summer for football players from Florida.

A current linebacker for the Gators is the latest to find himself on the wrong side of the law.

His crime? Barking at a police dog.

While police were checking out a disturbance at an after-hours club, Antonio Morrison approached a police vehicle and made a ‘woof-woof’ sound at a canine in the back seat according to the Orlando Sentinel.

That was enough to put him behind bars. Morrison was arrested and charged with interfering with police by harassing a police animal and resisting arrest without violence. He was released from the custody of the Alachua County jail this morning.

At a minimum, Morrison will be suspended for two games according to Florida coach Will Muschamp.

“I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision making. He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season.”

He was previously arrested June 16 for allegedly hitting a bouncer at a night club.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: crime; football; gators; uofflorida; workingdogs

1 posted on 07/22/2013 12:04:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping!


2 posted on 07/22/2013 12:05:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Some Cops are Dogs,
But not all Dogs are Cops.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 12:19:57 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Woof, Woof!”???

Absolutely stunning what will land you in jail these days.


4 posted on 07/22/2013 12:22:55 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They should have put him in a cage at animal control.


5 posted on 07/22/2013 12:25:16 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Impersonating a dog? That’s nowhere near as bad as what Michael Vick did.


6 posted on 07/22/2013 12:36:17 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Stingray

It is my understanding that police dogs are considered fellow officers, so, yes, barking at one or disrespecting one can land you in jail.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 12:38:23 AM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He wasn’t barking at a dog, he was scoffing at Michele.


8 posted on 07/22/2013 12:38:46 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Roll Tide Roll


9 posted on 07/22/2013 1:05:53 AM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Only dogs can say “woof-woof.” It’s their word. People can’t say it. If they do, they are “dog racists.”


10 posted on 07/22/2013 1:09:18 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Lesson of the day: If you are going to bark at a dog, don’t make it a police dog.


11 posted on 07/22/2013 1:11:12 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

WEll, you could tell a cop: “talk to my lawyer”, but to a police dog, you are faced with confrontation and grief no matter what through his dog.

I know of cops will use their dogs to commit things they could not do themselves.

IT’s total bs, and the dog work is the excuse.


12 posted on 07/22/2013 1:42:06 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: dfwgator

Gator ping.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 2:17:55 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Stingray

“Absolutely stunning what will land you in jail these days.”
_________________________________________________
Before leaving America some ten years ago, I noticed that the good old boy policemen had morphed into jackbooted thugs.


14 posted on 07/22/2013 2:23:39 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: political1
"Roll Tide Roll"

DITTOS.

15 posted on 07/22/2013 2:26:47 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Future Travons: Sucker punch a CRAKA- ( Even a Hispanic CRAKA) expect a bullet. . . .)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good for this ne’er–do–well the backseat canine occifer was not a trained SC Gamecock, lest a whole host of other charges be impregnated agin the chatty scofflaw.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 2:39:04 AM PDT by Dysart (We may either circle the drain or circle the wagons; it's a matter of decrees.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“If they do, they are “dog racists.”

LOL!


17 posted on 07/22/2013 2:49:31 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Stingray

Some LEOs take themselves way too seriously. How about a “knock it off” first? With all of the incidents of police shooting barking dogs and yet they cant tolerate a little stupidity? No wonder the public is becoming less and less cooperative.


18 posted on 07/22/2013 3:41:54 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Let me guess, this isn’t a First Amendment issue because not barking at police dogs will pass Strict Scrutiny?


19 posted on 07/22/2013 3:57:13 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision making. He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season.”


That does not bother me, as football is the biggest bore any way, this puts a little amusement on the real side of life, oink, oink, arf, arf.

He probably thought they were pigs.


20 posted on 07/22/2013 4:10:31 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How do the cops know what he barked was harrassing? He may have been saying “Hello fine fellow, are you having a nice evening?” in dog language. Maybe Doctor Dolittle could be an expert witness. (The courtroom scene in the musical was hilarious)


21 posted on 07/22/2013 4:17:02 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If a cop shoots your dog for no reason it is just too bad. If you were to shoot a cop’s dog you would probably be charged with murder.

Woof woof and go to jail. Have your dog shot by a cop , just tough s..t.

Don’t mess with the privileged class!


22 posted on 07/22/2013 4:20:45 AM PDT by toomanylaws
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He wasn’t barking at the dog, he was barking with the dog...


23 posted on 07/22/2013 4:33:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Teasing animals is dumb.

However I have been walking past a car minding my own business when all of a sudden out of nowhere a dog would hit the window growing like crazy and almost scare the pee out of me. Police have their dog in the car for a reason, but most dogs would just as soon stay home. Why don’t people leave them there instead of in their cars with the windows rolled up.


24 posted on 07/22/2013 4:45:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You have a First Amendment right to call
the badgemonkey an evil pig....and you have
a First Amendment right to make “woof woof”
noises at their dogs.

As juvenile as the conduct may be it is NOT
illegal and the officer is the criminal for
abusing his authority.


25 posted on 07/22/2013 5:07:47 AM PDT by nvscanman
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To: toomanylaws
Hell, he or she can shoot you anytime it pleases him/her. And after filling you full of holes, just say, " I was in fear of my life."

This day and age, it is best to stay far from them. If you happen to be some place and they appear, find some other place to be. You will live longer practicing that. Like everything else, the police are not what they used to be.

26 posted on 07/22/2013 5:18:18 AM PDT by sport
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To: Catsrus
It is my understanding that police dogs are considered fellow officers, so, yes, barking at one or disrespecting one can land you in jail.

Last time I checked, it wasn't illegal to disrespect an officer of the law.
27 posted on 07/22/2013 5:19:21 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sports!!! Sports!!! Sports!!!

Why else mention “linebacker?”


28 posted on 07/22/2013 5:46:53 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: warchild9

“Morrison was arrested and charged with interfering with police by harassing a police animal and resisting arrest without violence.”....

For “barking” at a policeman and is dog? Seriously?

(I burst out laughing when I read that article. Can’t you just visulaize that happening?)

Police need a sense of humor these days, things are too tense.


29 posted on 07/22/2013 5:58:51 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Dunno anything about this Morrison character, may be a total @hat, but that Stasi wannabe needs his jackbooted ASS sued off.


seig f'n heil, baby

30 posted on 07/22/2013 8:11:06 AM PDT by tomkat
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dang, five more seconds !

31 posted on 07/22/2013 8:12:14 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This is the most farcical thing I have read in the last 30 seconds.

(It's getting *that* crazy out there.)

I would insist, as the defense attorney, on ordering the dog to produce his complaint, by filing a Habeaus Canus petition.

32 posted on 07/22/2013 8:16:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yet, they have no problem whatsoever with killing your dog for any reason or even no reason at all, because it’s only a dog.


33 posted on 07/22/2013 10:06:37 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Catsrus

Can “oinking” at a pig get you put in jail?


34 posted on 07/22/2013 10:23:24 AM PDT by Starstruck (With Government nothing ever changes............for the better.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I'll never forget the time when my border collie spoke to me. I was sitting in my yard on a hot day reading a book in the shade when she strolled right up to me and start yapping about how hot she was and how she wanted some cold water.

I didn't have her arrested but I was pissed that she would have the audacity to speak to me as though she was another human.

She didn't get her water until she went back to whining plaintively - like a proper dog should.

35 posted on 07/22/2013 10:31:54 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

LOL


36 posted on 07/22/2013 10:33:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Impala64ssa

Impersonating a POLICE dog. Isn’t it illegal to impersonate a cop? LMAO


37 posted on 07/22/2013 11:14:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Starstruck

Only if that pig is a police pig.


38 posted on 07/22/2013 12:45:15 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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39 posted on 07/22/2013 3:34:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If only 95% of our crimes were of this nature.


40 posted on 07/22/2013 6:45:12 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Catsrus

“It is my understanding that police dogs are considered fellow officers, so, yes, barking at one or disrespecting one can land you in jail.”

Unless you have a badge, then you can leave them in your car to roast to death and you can walk around shooting civilian dogs!


41 posted on 07/23/2013 8:39:06 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

< / end thread >

:)


42 posted on 07/24/2013 9:20:47 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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