The offseason had been going by smoothly. Players were staying out of trouble and other than a comment from an assistant coach that stirred up some controversy, Will Muschamp was enjoying a nice, quiet offseason.
That quiet offseason was broken up last night by the sound of a police siren. According to the arrest report that Gator Country obtained from the Alachua County Police Department, linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested last night and charged with simple battery. The charge is a misdemeanor and the first time Morrison has had a run in with the law while in Gainesville.
According to the report, Morrison and a group of males were waiting in line at Kava Lounge located on 1007 W. University Ave. around 2 a.m. this morning. Morrison allegedly walked up to the bouncer at the front door to inquire about a cover charge to get into the bar and hookah lounge. When the bouncer and alleged victim Omar Al Ajlani told Morrison the price he wasn’t happy.
According to the police report, Morrison began to argue with the alleged victim about a discount and started yelling “Don’t you know who I am? I’m a football player! I’m Antonio!” Morrison reportedly hit the alleged victim with a “closed fist on the top of the left side of his head.”
After being read his Miranda rights, Morrison admitted getting into a “scuffle” with the alleged victim but that it “wasn’t a big deal.” Morrison also stated that he didn’t remember much of the incident because he was intoxicated at the time.
Morrison was booked into Alachua County Jail at approximately 6 a.m. this morning and has yet to be released.
Stay tuned in to GatorCountry.com as we will follow the situation and continue to update the story as more information comes out.