Morrison prosecution deferred

Florida coach Will Muschamp gets in the face of linebacker Antonio Morrison after Morrison threw a player to the ground during a drill in the spring.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer
Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.

Florida sophomore middle linebacker Antonio Morrison has been given deferred prosecution on his charge of misdemeanor battery stemming from his June 16 arrest for punching a bouncer outside a Gainesville bar.

As part of his agreement with the State Attorney's Office, Morrison must pay a prosecution fee of $100 and donate $150 to CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services or perform 12 hours of community service.

Morrison also must attend a drug and alcohol abuse program at UF, attend an anger management program and take part in two eight-hour ride-alongs with UF police.

Morrison must fulfill the terms of the agreement in six months. If he does, his record will be clean.

Morrison, the projected starting middle linebacker, also could be facing further disciplinary action from UF and coach Will Muschamp, including a possible suspension from the first game of the season.

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