Disturbing video shows footballer body slam police officer during arrest

Grove City Police Department

Grove City Police Department

Michael Harris, a linebacker at Eastern Kentucky University, is facing a felony charge of assault as well as three other misdemeanor charges, stemming from his chaotic altercation with police in OH earlier this week.

In the video, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Harris lifts an officer up almost over his head and slams him to the ground near an SUV while an officer behind him attempts to stop him.

"Eastern Kentucky University Athletics is actively monitoring an incident involving one of our student-athletes, Mr. Michael Harris, that resulted in criminal charges against Mr. Harris".

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 also went down to the ground with Harris and the other officer while a third comes back to the SUV to help.

Eastern Kentucky has not commented on the arrest.

According to WNBS, Grove City police were called to a business earlier this week after an employee called them to complain the redshirt sophomore was acting aggressively and refusing to leave the premises.

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

Harris swatted the officer's hand away, which resulted in placing Harris under arrest. Harris signed with the Auburn Tigers out of high school but transferred to Eastern Kentucky just this month. Harris started rambling and tried to explain what he was doing, but kept giving different answers.

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