Indianapolis, IN – Former Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers linebacker Antonio Morrison has had an interesting few weeks.
It started with him making crude threats aimed at his neighbors and culminated with his arrest after he allegedly assaulted a deputy sheriff and a security guard at an Indianapolis hospital.
The 25-year-old Morrison has been charged for the May 14 attack at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.
According to authorities, Morrison was in the behavioral health wing after allegations of the threats he leveled at several of his neighbors in Carmel, Indiana
A probable cause affidavit charges that Morrison accused a neighbor of “stepping into his space” on April 22, prompting him to make lewd comments to the man, such as “I am going to screw your wife.”
The next day, on April 23, police responded to a verbal disturbance call from the same neighbor. The man reportedly told officers that Morrison came to his front door, rang the doorbell and yelled “that he was going to kill” him.
The man said he feared for his life, leading him to call the police and press charges.
“Carmel Police Detective Chad Amos found that Morrison has an approved gun permit with validation dates of Oct. 25, 2016, through Oct. 25, 2020, according to the affidavit.
But he also found that Morrison was denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System from possessing a firearm on March 9, 2020, according to the document.
In addition to the Carmel charge, jail records show that Morrison was arrested Thursday in Indianapolis and remains held in Marion County Jail on preliminary charges of battery and battery against a public safety official. Court records show he has not been formally charged.”
These event led to Morrison being confined for evaluation at the hospital where authorities said he was banging on a nursing station door, threatening to harm staffers and security officers at the hospital, per the affidavit.
The first deputy to arrive in response could not get into the unit because Morrison was holding the door shut.
A second deputy and a security guard finally arrived and were able to gain access. Morrison did not stand down. The deputy was reportedly punched in the head and mouth, leading to the authorities to use a stun gun to subdue him. He was subsequently arrested.
According to Fox News, he is currently being held without bail awaiting multiple court dates. He is now charged with felony intimidation and felony counts of battery with bodily injury to a public safety officer and resisting law enforcement.
Morrison was a 2016 4th-round draft pick of the Colts. They traded him to the Packers, who kept him for one your before cutting him. At the time of his arrest, he was not on a team’s roster. Neither team had a comment on the issues surrounding Morrison.
This was not the only arrests made in the NFL recently.
“Warrants have been issued for the arrests of New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar by the Miramar, Florida police department stemming from an incident that occurred Wednesday, May 13.
Baker has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, while Dunbar has been charged with four counts of armed robbery.
Per the police report, Baker took money and watches from the victims while armed with a semi-automatic firearm. Dunbar allegedly assisted Baker in taking the money and valuables from the attendees at a party in Miramar.
The pair were allegedly hanging at a cookout when an argument ensued, resulting in Baker revealing a semi-automatic firearm. Baker allegedly directed a third member, wearing a red mask, to shoot a person who entered the party — but the gun was not fired.
Both Baker and Dunbar are believed to have taken over three timepieces — including an $18,000 Rolex watch and a Hublot worth $25,000. Baker and Dunbar also allegedly took over $7,000 in cash. Two affiants did not see Dunbar with a firearm, but one said the opposite.
A spokesperson for the Miramar Police told ESPN there have been discussions with at least one of the player’s representatives about turning himself in, but neither have done so at this time.
Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco, issued a statement claiming that five witnesses can exonerate Dunbar and delivered to the Broward State Attorney’s Office sworn affidavits to that effect. However, prosecutors are still requiring that Dunbar turn himself in.”
The pair reportedly lost $70,000 in high-stakes poker games, just prior to the theft. The trio left in three separate cars, a Mercedes, a BMW and a Lamborghini.
The Seahawks have not commented. The Giants released a statement, saying:
“We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time.”
The NFL had to be hoping that players would stay home, keep their noses clean and stay out of trouble. With no action on the field, the only real activity that will land them in news cycles is negative.
See the three guys above as an example.
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