- Review: ‘The Invisible Man’ reboot is thrilling but basic 2 Weeks Ago
- Sex workers speak out after OnlyFans leak 2 Weeks Ago
- Normani addresses Camila Cabello’s racist social media posts 2 Weeks Ago
- Mike Huckabee’s defense of Trump’s coronavirus response will make you nauseous Today 12:06 PM
- Gmail’s email filtering may affect what candidate emails you are seeing Today 11:08 AM
- Woman shares aftermath of domestic abuse: ‘This is only to raise awareness’ Today 10:40 AM
- Skai Jackson gets restraining order against Bhad Bhabie after death threat Today 10:19 AM
- Taylor Swift shades Scooter Braun in ‘The Man’ video Today 10:15 AM
- Porn stars are lining up behind Bernie Sanders Today 10:10 AM
- YouTube mom says she ‘beat’ her 2-year-old daughter for ruining her makeup kit Today 10:02 AM
- Ajit Pai’s net neutrality victory lap comes as his own repeal is under review Today 9:20 AM
- Alissa Violet is in Italy—and fans are worried she’ll get coronavirus Today 9:19 AM
- Bernie or Barry? Garth Brooks’ Sanders jersey sparks online panic Today 8:42 AM
- Netflix series ‘Followers’ is a visual treat—but lacks a clear narrative Today 6:00 AM
- Influencer got trapped under ice for TikTok clout, ‘came close to dying’ Thursday 7:59 PM
A football player for Eastern Kentucky University was arrested on Monday after he lifted a Grove City, Ohio, police officer over his head and pushed him to the ground.
According to TMZ, a woman at a local business called police because the linebacker, Michael Harris, was acting “aggressive” and “did not seem to be ‘all there.'”
Dashcam footage of the incident shows a male and female police officer searching Harris. He then resists and appears to try to duck into a parked car before a male officer slams him against the vehicle and hits him on the back of the head.
It’s at this point that Harris lifts the officer into the air and throws him to the ground.
Harris was taken to a local hospital and then Franklin County Jail.
The Washington Post reports that he “is facing a felony assault charge, per reports, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.”
In a statement on Thursday, university officials said they’re actively monitoring Harris’ arrest.
“He has been suspended from all team and football-related activities at this time,” the statement said, per ESPN. “Understanding that details of the incident are still under investigation, and, abiding by the FERPA laws and regulations, we must respect the privacy of our students.”
The university said when the investigation is complete, Eastern Kentucky University Athletics will decide the next steps.
ESPN reports that Lt. Eric Scott with Grove City Police Department said “nobody was hurt” and that one of the officers who was there said, “I cannot believe the strength this man had.”
The Grove City Police Department has not issued a statement on the arrest and declined the Daily Dot’s request for comment.
Eastern Kentucky University Athletics did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.
- Uber driver charged with kidnapping after passengers stream ‘fast and furious’ chase
- Video shows mom cutting off child’s hair ‘out of spite’ after dad styled it without permission
- Jussie Smollett charged with 6 new counts of disorderly conduct
Samantha Shaps is a journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin and a contributor for the Daily Dot.