EKU football player accused of body-slamming Ohio police officer

Michael Harris is accused of body-slamming a Grove City Police Officer during an arrest.
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GROVE CITY, Ohio (WKYT) - An EKU football player is facing felony assault charges in Ohio.

Michael Harris is accused of body-slamming a Grove City Police Officer during an arrest.

The arrest happened Monday.

We're told officers were called to a business because of a disturbance with an aggressive man. When officers got there, they say Harris was intoxicated and did know where he was or know anyone in the area.

That's when things took a turn and police say Harris was caught on surveillance video wrestling with an officer then picking him up and throwing him to the ground.

Police say it took two additional officers to get Harris off of him.

Harris is also facing charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

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

The university says Harris has since been suspended from all team and football-related activities.