Florida Linebacker Avoids Battery Prosecution

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Officers say Morrison told them he got into a "scuffle," but added "it wasn

Antonio Morrison, Photo: www.gatorzone.com

Associated Press Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison, who was accused of punching a bouncer, will likely not be prosecuted.

The State Attorney's Office in Alachua County filed a deferred prosecution form Thursday. That means Morrison won't be prosecuted for the battery charge as long as he stays out of trouble for six months.

Gainesville police say witnesses identified Morrison as the man who argued with a bouncer outside Kava Lounge early earlier this month regarding a cover charge. When the bouncer told Morrison he would have to pay full price, witnesses say Morrison punched the bouncer in the head. Police say the bouncer and a witness identified Morrison from the school's website. Officers say Morrison told them he got into a "scuffle," but added "it wasn't that big of a deal."

Morrison is a sophomore from Bolingbrook, Ill. He is expected to be a full-time starter this fall.

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