23 Jul 2013

Football player arrested for barking at dog

4:59 pm on 23 July 2013

A Florida university footballer has been arrested for barking at a police dog and resisting arrest, police say.

An officer and a dog were investigating a vehicle in Gainesville 19 year old Antonio Morrison, allegedly barked at the dog.

Florida law makes it a crime to "harass" a police dog while the animal is "in the performance of its duties".

Morrison, who is a linebacker for the University of Florida "Gators" team, says the dog barked first.