EKU football player body-slammed officer during arrest, police say

EKU football player body-slammed officer during arrest, police say

Michael Harris, 19, is facing multiple charges after the incident Monday in Grove City, Ohio.

Eastern Kentucky University confirmed that Harris is a redshirt sophomore for their football program.

When everything was said and done, he was charged with felony assault in addition to a list of misdemeanors that includes resisting arrest, obstructing official business, and disorderly conduct while intoxicated. He has been suspended from all team and football-related activities at this time.

They said Harris was intoxicated and unsure of his whereabouts, police said.

"Understanding that details of the incident are still under investigation, and, abiding by FERPA laws and regulations, we must respect the privacy of our students".

Eastern Kentucky has not commented on the arrest. Two other cops then attempt to apprehend Harris.

Harris - as a redshirt freshman at Auburn previous year - was a four-star recruit from Tucker, Georgia, and was the 15th-ranked outside linebacker according to ESPN.

According to TMZ Sports, a woman at a Grove City, Ohio business phoned police after she allegedly witnessed Harris acting "aggressive" and 'not all there.' When officers on the scene confronted the 6'3, 245-pound linebacker, he responded by power slamming one of them onto the pavement before reinforcements came to the rescue.

Harris played 11 games at Auburn in 2019 before transferring to Eastern Kentucky. From there, several officers subdue the player and place him under arrest.

In the video, Harris pulls away and walks toward his vehicle. Harris started rambling and tried to explain what he was doing, but kept giving different answers.

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