Earlier today it was reported that Florida Gators sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested for the second time in just over a month for barking at a police dog. As silly as the incident may sound, Morrison was taken in to police custody and he must now face discipline for the Gators program.
Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced the suspension on Sunday afternoon.
“He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season,” Muschamp said in the statement. “I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision making.”
The first two games of the season for Florida are against Toledo and Miami. The next Gators then have a bye week, which would be the perfect time for Morrison to return, before taking on SEC opponent Tennessee.
Morrison was expected to be a breakout star for the Gators defense this season after a solid campaign as a rookie, but he will have to wait to get rolling thanks to his latest arrest. For his sake, let’s hope that he can avoid making anymore poor decisions before his future with the team is put in jeopardy.