EKU football player, Michael Harris arrested in Ohio

Michael Harris, 19, mug shot from the Franklin County Jail. 

UPDATE (Feb. 20):

According to the Franklin County, Ohio jail log, Harris was charged with another count of assault (felony) but in a different case. The assault happened on Wednesday, Feb. 19 according to the log and no court date has been set for this new charge. Harris is still being housed in the Franklin County Jail. No bond has been set. 

Harris is expected to appear in court today for the last of three original assault charges filed on Feb. 10. He appeared in court on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 for the first two counts.

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UPDATE (Feb. 14):

“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. 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. When the facts are established, and the investigation complete, Eastern Kentucky University and EKU Athletics will decide how to move forward responsibly. We will have no further comment at this time,” Kevin Britton, assistant athletics director for communications and branding said in an emailed statement to the Progress.

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UPDATE (Feb. 12):

"Michael Harris is currently enrolled at EKU and is listed as a redshirt sophomore on the EKU football roster. EKU cannot comment further on current team status or potential disciplinary action related to a specific student-athlete due to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)," Kevin Britton, assistant athletics director for communications and branding said in an emailed statement to the Progress.

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Eastern Kentucky University redshirt sophomore football player Michael Harris, 19, from Atlanta, Ga. was arrested after body slamming a Grove City, Ohio police officer on Monday, Feb. 10 .

Harris was charged with two counts of resisting arrest (misdemeanor), two counts of obstruction of official business (misdemeanor), two counts of persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated (misdemeanor), and three counts of assault on a police officer (felony).

He is currently being housed in the Franklin County Ohio Jail. 

No bond has been set for Harris. He is expected to appear in court today and Feb. 20 at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse.

Harris is a transfer from Auburn University. Harris played in 11 games at Auburn.

As of Feb. 12, Harris was still on the EKU football roster.

This story will be update when more information becomes available. 

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