Orange Blaze

You will no doubt be relieved to hear that justice and Huntley Johnson have been served.

The State Attorney’s Office has dropped charges against University of Florida football player Antonio Morrison, who was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of interfering with a police animal.

Darry Lloyd, spokesman for the State Attorney’s Office, said the charges were dropped, a move that was expected after State Attorney Bill Cervone on Sunday indicated concern with the sufficiency of evidence to constitute a crime.

Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson, representing Morrison, agreed that evidence was lacking.

“I would say there was no evidence,” Johnson said. “The actions of the police were embarrassing.”

There was no word from the victim on the decision, but all in all, I am reminded of this famous passage from a Sherlock Holmes story:

Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”

Indeed, Holmes. Indeed.

By the way, does Boom lift the suspension, or does he keep it in place on grounds of general stupidity? Never mind…

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UPDATE:  This is choice.  Huntley’s worried about the bad precedent prosecution would have set for us.

“I would not want to be a University of Georgia fan at the Florida-Georgia game next year when those people start getting down on all fours and barking because if there are K-9 units in the facility we’re going to have a mass arrest,” Johnson said.

What if we bark from an upright position?

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22 responses to “Orange Blaze

  1. Dog in Fla

    Professor: “We appreciate our friends from Florida making sure we follow barking rules. They certainly know something about mass arrests.”

  2. mdcgtp

    While I am sure I open myself up to some snarky gator fan talking about MNC trophies, but when do contemplate adding the wing in their version of Butts-Mehre dedicated to Huntley Johnson?

  3. 69Dawg

    Ole Huntley does him some Pro Bono don’t he. He’s the gift that keeps on giving.

  4. Dog in Fla

    “Huntley’s worried about the bad precedent prosecution would have set for us.”

    If anybody knows anything about how to set bad precedent, it’s Huntley as demonstrated after “the lawsuit brought in 2000 by Johnson’s secretary, Pamela Thigpen, in which she accused her boss of foul language, sexual innuendo and physical assault. Thigpen won a judgment of more than $1 million in a civil trial, and the verdict was upheld on appeal.”

    It is unknown whether Huntley* (or anyone else for that matter) ever assumed a barking position.

    Repeated, close and careful film study of Maggie Gyllenhaal in ‘Secretary,’ while not on all fours with Thigpen v. Johnson, is nevertheless instructive. Maggie demonstrates that if one person were on all fours, the other would need to be upright on their hind two legs to hold onto the leash not to mention the pre-game drill of fastening the neck-to-wrist restraint mechanism in place.

    * “I know I would be a better person, just for meeting his toupee.” Left to Right, June 17, 2009

  5. AusDawg85

    Remind me to relieve myself on Huntley next time I see him. Woof.

  6. Ricky McDurden

    Do they teach being an asshole in law school or is this just a special talent of Mr. Johnson? Can’t beat ‘em, show your ass I guess…

  7. DawgBiscuit

    Video of the arrest has been released:

    http://fansided.com/2013/07/23/video-of-florida-gators-antonio-morrisons-arrest-surfaces-charges-to-be-dropped/

    “The actions of the police were embarrassing.”
    I’m crossing party lines and agreeing with Huntley on this one. That overzealous cop is a dickhead and that BS arrest never should have happened.

    • heytogoober

      I thought it was bullshit all along. I do hope that the overzealous/dickhead cop gets reined in.

      I hope that our campus police are starting to get some sense. I really, really want to support them and give them the benefit of the doubt, but when they do stupid stuff, I just can’t.

      Course that could be said of a lot of groups …

      • statesboro dawg

        sounds like UGA PD and ACCPD has a program to loan officers to Gainesville…. arrested while being a college kid.

  8. Sanford222View

    Guessing that a-hole cop won’t get fined for when he litters at the end of that clip. What a douche.

    • DWH

      I understand cops have a difficult job, but am I the only one that seriously can’t stand them? 95% of the ones I’ve ever encountered in my life were complete overzealous aholes.

      • The Lone Stranger

        I’m with you all the way down the line. Often times little men masquerading behind big guns. But they reel in plenty if civic chum via the highways and byways. So let’s call them efficient budget watchdogs.

  9. Barking like a dawg at a dog is illegal what’s next? O yeah ,let’s make it illegal to have a beer on the beach in Amelia Island. Too many do gooders and their friggin laws.

  10. Legalism….It is everywhere in America.