College football player seen body slamming Grove City officer in video suspended from team

Grove City Police Department
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GROVE CITY, Ohio — The Eastern Kentucky University football player charged with body slamming a Grove City police officer has been suspended from the team.

According to court records, Michael Harris is facing a felony charge of assault and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

"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," the university said in a statement to 10TV. "When the facts are established, and the investigation complete, Eastern Kentucky University and EKU Athletics will decide how to move forward responsibly."

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Police said on Monday, they were called to a business because of a disturbance with an aggressive man who did not work there and wouldn't leave.

After officers responded to the business on North Meadows Drive, officers believed Harris was intoxicated and did not know where he was or know anyone in the area, according to court records.

In the video recorded by a camera on a Grove City police cruiser, Harris can be seen fighting back as officers tried to talk to him, lunging at officers. He then can be seen lifting one of the officers up and bringing him to the ground.

Officers were finally able to get him in handcuffs.

Harris is a redshirt sophomore for Eastern Kentucky University's football program.

Michael Harris (Franklin County Jail)
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