By Kevin Brockway

Staff writer

Florida rising sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested Saturday night on charges of simple battery.

Morrison, a projected starter in 2013, had 34 tackles and one sack as a freshman.

Morrison, 19, was arrested after he punched a Gainesville nightclub bouncer, according to the Gainesville Police Department. He was booked into Alachual County Jail at 6:03 a.m. Sunday.

According to the report, Morrison was about to enter the Kava Lounge in Gainesville when he asked the bouncer about the cover charge at the club. The bouncer said Morrison became upset when he was told he had to pay full price, telling him “Do you know who I am. I am a UF football player. I’m Antonio.”

Florida did not have an immediate statement about the arrest Sunday morning.

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