UF Football Player Arrested, Charged With Battery
Gainesville, Fla. -- University of Florida football player Antonio Morrison was arrested and charged with Simple Battery after allegedly punching a bouncer at Kava Lounge Sunday morning.
According to the arrest report, 19-year-old Morrison was standing in line with friends at the Kava Lounge, a bar in downtown Gainesville.
Morrison asked the bouncer about the entrance prices, then became angry when he was told he'd have to pay full price.
The report states Morrison argued with the man over a discount, yelling "Don't you know who I am? I'm a football player! I'm Antonio!"
Morrison then punched the bouncer in the head and left.
After his arrest, Morrison told officers he got in a "scuffle" with the bouncer, but said he didn't remember much because he was intoxicated at the time.
Morrison was slotted to be the starting middle line backer for the University of Florida Gators this fall.
UF atheltic officials have not yet commented on his arrest.
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