Eastern Kentucky's Michael Harris bodyslams police officer during arrest

Grove City Police Department

Raw video: Dash cam footage appears to show an Eastern Kentucky football player getting into an altercation with OH police officers during a traffic stop.

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.

According to TMZ Sports, a woman at a Grove City, Ohio business phoned police after she allegedly witnessed Harris acting "aggressive" and 'not all there.' When officers on the scene confronted the 6'3, 245-pound linebacker, he responded by power slamming one of them onto the pavement before reinforcements came to the rescue.

WBNS-TV reports police believe Harris was intoxicated and didn't know his whereabouts.

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

Bodycam footage shows the two Grove City officers talking with Harris outside of his vehicle.


The video shows an officer striking Harris, but in reply the player picks up the officer high on the air and slams him to the concrete.

EKU says Harris enrolled at the university this semester and is a red-shirt sophomore on the football team.

Harris is facing a felony assault charge and misdemeanor resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated charges.

The police officer was uninjured.

Eastern Kentucky has not commented on the arrest.

Harris appeared in 11 games for Auburn as a reserve a year ago, making three tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

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