Football Player Slams Officer During Traffic Stop

An altercation between a college football player and Ohio police officers Monday during a traffic stop ended up with the man slamming one of the officers, dashcam video shows.

Michael Harris, a linebacker for Eastern Kentucky University, is seen on the video in a parking lot near what appears to be his SUV. As a Grove City police cruiser pulls up, the dashcam video shows Harris and another officer talking to each other.

Harris at one point puts his hands up while being patted down. More words are exchanged and one officer appears to put one of his hands on the back of the player’s head. Harris then tries to get back into the vehicle, but is pushed away and officers try to arrest the man.

After one of the officers appeared to strike Harris, the redshirt sophomore picks the officer up and slams him to the ground. An additional officer comes over to help, and another officer takes something out of their holster before putting it back in and trying to pull Harris off.

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