An American football player’s video has surfaced online where he can be seen body-slamming a police offer after they confront him over ‘erratic behavior.
It can be seen that 19-year-old Michael Harris lifts the police officer over his head and then drops him to the pavement.
After receiving a phone call from a woman, officers arrived at business premises in Grove City, Ohio. She said Mr. Harris was acting erratically.
According to TMZ Sports, the woman described Mr. harris as being “aggressive” and “did not seem to be all there”.
Harris appeared to be confrontational when the authorities went to confront him
When the authorities went to confront Harris, He appeared confrontational before lifting up the officer when he tried to restrain him.
The officer, fortunately, escaped the incident without any injury and Harris was arrested too. Harris is seen to be agitated after he is put in the back of the police car.
The teenager was then taken to the hospital to get him checked over where he was sedated by medical professionals.
Harris was later taken to jail and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing officials’ business.
In their report, officers said a search of Harris’ vehicle after the arrested turned up pills and a digital scale that is ‘consistent with drug use.’
However, Harris has denied taking illicit drugs or any medication.
In a statement, a spokesman for Eastern Kentucky University said: “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.
“Mr. Harris is currently enrolled at EKU and listed as a redshirt sophomore on the EKU football roster.
“He has been suspended from all team and football-related activities at this time.
“When the facts are established, and the investigation complete, Eastern Kentucky University and EKU Athletics will decide how to move forward responsibly.