Video has surfaced appearing to show a college football player body-slamming a police officer during an arrest that took place earlier this week.
Michael Harris, an Eastern Kentucky University football player, was reportedly arrested in Grove City, Ohio on Monday. The college football player appeared to body-slam the arresting officer during the arrest.
The redshirt sophomore is now facing charges of “assault and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated,” according to WBNS.
Watch this video: a @GroveCityPolice officer is lucky he wasn’t injured during an arrest. The 6’3” 245 pound suspect picked up and body-slammed the officer. The suspect has been charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. pic.twitter.com/2tk6nNT7iN
— Lacey Crisp (@LaceyCrisp) February 11, 2020
The police officer who was body-slammed was reportedly not injured. Police were reportedly called to the scene “because of a disturbance with an aggressive man who did not work there and wouldn’t leave,” according to 10TV.
Harris began his career at Auburn. He played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman for the Tigers in 2019.
Michael Harris just transferred from Auburn to Eastern Kentucky University. Auburn still has him listed on their roster. He is expected to have a court hearing tomorrow. https://t.co/eRTWbhJATW pic.twitter.com/6fOmm8bU1E
— Lacey Crisp (@LaceyCrisp) February 12, 2020
The college football player is reportedly scheduled to be arraigned on his charges this week.