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UF football player charged with battery

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Updated: 6/17/2013 9:59 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gainesville Police Department arrested University of Florida football player Antonio Morrison Sunday morning for allegedly punching a bouncer at a popular Gainesville nightclub.

According to the arrest report, Morrison was with a group of friends waiting to get into the Kava Lounge, when he started a confrontation with the bouncer.

Witnesses say that Morrison asked for a discount to get into the nightclub and began yelling, "Don't you know who I am? I'm a football player! I'm Antonio!"

The linebacker eventually punched the bouncer in the head, which left the victim with visible swelling, GPD says.

Morrison was eventually arrested by police and booked into the Alachua County Jail.

He faces a battery charge.
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whosaysnocan - 6/17/2013 1:28 PM
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This is a good example of the attitude and narcissistic personality of some of the college football players. He is obviously treated with such "honor & respect" due to his ability to bring money to the program. I would like to see its grades. Bet it is barely hanging on to keep its football scholarship. Just another possible thug NFL player. Sure hope it loses it place in the school~but chances are it wont and we will not hear or see another thing about this incidence. Maybe not even when it causes trouble again.

imtellin - 6/16/2013 5:23 PM
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gunny, touche,,, i was gonna say,, monkey see, monkey do... and the gainesville police dept., had better luck than st. aug., in capturing their man... they didn't let him go to miami for knee therapy??? like there is no place in j'ville that mjd could have rehabilitated his knee??? right,, good for gainesville...way to go alachua county.. unlike some,, they always get their man!!!

Gunny48 - 6/16/2013 3:01 PM
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He's innocent! He was with MJD...
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