A US college football player has been charged after he was spotted barking at a police dog.
University of Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested early Sunday on two misdemeanours.
According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Morrison walked up to the open window of a police car and barked at a dog named Bear.
The dog responded by barking back, prompting an officer to arrest Morrison for interfering with a police canine.
He also was charged with resisting arrest.
It was the second arrest in little more than a month for the sophomore from Bolingbrook, Illilnois.
Morrison also was arrested on June 16 and accused of punching a bouncer.
He received a deferred prosecution on the simple battery charge, a deal in which he was ordered to stay out of trouble for six months.
Florida head football coach Will Muschamp announced via the team’s official Twitter account that Morrison “has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season”.