UF linebacker Morrison released from jail
Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:09 p.m.
Florida sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison was released Monday from Alachua County Jail on his own recognizance.
Morrison, 19, is facing a misdemeanor charge of simple battery. He was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he punched a bouncer outside the Kava Bar and Hookah Lounge in Gainesville because he wouldn't give him a discount on a cover charge.
Morrison's attorney, Huntley Johnson, said he is hopeful that the case will be resolved within a timetable of two weeks to two months.
“At this point, he would enter a plea of not guilty, but we need to talk to witnesses,” Johnson said.
Morrison, 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, is a projected starter at middle linebacker in 2013. He had 34 tackles and one sack as a freshman. His biggest play came on a hit and forced fumble of Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel last November. Florida recovered the fourth-quarter fumble, a momentum-turning play in UF's 37-26 win over the rival Seminoles.