College Linebacker Power Slams Cop During Arrest

Carrie Guzman
February 14, 2020

A college football player is facing felony assault charges after he bodyslammed a police officer during a scuffle in a OH parking lot on Monday.

Harris was hit with a felony charge of assault for the incident, as well as three misdemeanor charges - disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing officials business.

The school released a statement saying, "Understanding the details of the incident are still under investigation, and, abiding by FERPA laws and regulations, we must respect the privacy of our students".

Michael Harris is a linebacker for Eastern Kentucky University.

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Harris recently transferred to Eastern Kentucky, after starting his college career at Auburn. He then can be seen lifting one of the officers up and bringing him to the ground. "When the facts are established, and the investigation complete, Eastern Kentucky University and EKU Athletics will decide how to move forward responsibly".

Sources familiar with the incident say that police were called to a business because of a disturbance with an aggressive man who did not want to leave from the premises, WBNS reports. When officers got there, they say Harris was intoxicated and did know where he was or know anyone in the area. From there, several officers subdue the player and place him under arrest.

Harris pushes the policeman off of him but keeps his hands up and proceeds to walk toward his vehicle. An additional officer comes over to help, and another officer takes something out of their holster before putting it back in and trying to pull Harris off.

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