Eastern Kentucky football player attempts to body slam police officer

Eastern Kentucky football player attempts to body slam police officer

Eastern Kentucky football player attempts to body slam police officer

An Eastern Kentucky University football player is facing multiple charges after bodyslamming a police officer during his arrest for allegedly refusing to leave a business in OH earlier this week.

Officers believed Harris was intoxicated and did not know where he was or know anyone in the area.

When officers arrived, they confronted Harris in the parking lot of the building.

In the video obtained by WBNS, Harris is seen walking with his hands up from the driver's side of an SUV with officers guiding him.

Eastern Kentucky University confirmed that Harris is a redshirt sophomore for the school.

The incident was recorded on dashcam footage released by the Grove City Police Department, and has since gone viral.

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.

An employee at a logistics and engineering business in Grove City, Ohio called the police after Michael Harris, 19, refused to leave and started acting aggressively toward staff members. From there, several officers subdue the player and place him under arrest. Officers who responded to the call described Harris as agitated and unable to stand still.

The police officers were not injured in the altercation. "When the facts are established, and the investigation complete, Eastern Kentucky University and EKU Athletics will decide how to move forward responsibly".

Harris appeared in 11 games for Auburn as a reserve a year ago, making three tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

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