Florida's Will Muschamp cuts Antonio Morrison's suspension

The saga of Antonio Morrison's bizarre summer arrest has come to a favorable conclusion for the Florida Gators' starting middle linebacker.

UF coach Will Muschamp announced Monday that Morrison's suspension, following his arrest for barking at a police dog, has been reduced from two games to one game. That means the standout sophomore will be back on the field for the Gators' non-conference showdown with in-state rival Miami in the second week of the season.

Almost immediately following the arrest, Morrison's second in five weeks, Muschamp announced a two-game suspension. Soon after, however, the charge was dropped by state attorney Bill Cervone after Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell said Morrison should have received a warning only.

Morrison brings a tough run-stopping presence to the UF defense that will be much welcome against the Hurricanes. Morrison will sit out a season opener against Toledo on Saturday.

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