Eastern Kentucky's Michael Harris bodyslams police officer during arrest

Ross Houston
February 14, 2020

A college football player is facing felony assault charges after he bodyslammed a police officer during a scuffle in a OH parking lot on Monday.

TMZ got hold of the insane footage where they state cops were called by a woman who stated Michael Harris, an Eastern Kentucky University linebacker, was acting very erratic.

As Harris approaches one of the officers, the policeman pushes him away.

He then raps his hands from the officers and darts back to the open driver's door of the SUV.

When officers arrived on the scene ... things took a awful turn - because cops say after they confronted Harris, it got violent.

Harris appears to begin becoming agitated as officers pat him down and one places his hand on the back of the player's head.

Sources say this incident happened after police responded to a disturbance call from a business in Grove City.

Harris is facing several charges, which include felony assault, misdemeanor resisting arrest, obstructing official business, and disorderly conduct while intoxicated, according to Fox.

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

He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

WBNS reported that the officer is not hurt.

Police reportedly found pills and a scale "consistent with drug use", though Harris denied being on any medications or "illicit drugs", TMZ reported.

Harris played 11 games at Auburn in 2019 before transferring to Eastern Kentucky.

He's a former four-star recruit out of Tucker, Georgia, who was stuck in the depth chart behind a standout cast.

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