University of Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison has been in the headlines all week after he was arrested for barking at a police officer. Although the charges against Morrison will be dropped, Florida coach Will Muschamp is still quite justifiably disappointed in his young player.
Muschamp spoke about Morrison on Tuesday:
It was just poor judgment on his part. I always tell our players, ‘Be careful what you ask for. If you want to be a major college football player, you’re going to live in a fish bowl. You’re going to be held to a different standard, so accept that responsibility.’
When players take ownership of the team, they take pride in what they’re doing. I met with the leadership group yesterday, and they were very disappointed in what happened [with Morrison]. They feel embarrassed, and when that starts happening, you’re reaching them.
They’re not all going to be perfect. It just takes a little bit of time to nurture that environment. (ESPN)
Morrison will serve a two-game suspension next season, missing Florida’s games against Toledo and Miami.
Expect plenty of taunting when the Gators play the Georgia Bulldogs on November 2nd. Georgia fans may make things ruff on Morrison.