Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Antonio Morrison was cited for interfering with flight operations on a flight out of Milwaukee on March 1.
At the time, Morrison was still under contract with the Packers. He was released seven days later in what Morrison’s agent Jonathan Perzley attributed to a cost-cutting move, as the Packers were due to owe Morrison $2.02 million in 2019.
Morrison, 24, was not arrested and paid $200.50 in bond. According to the incident report from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the citation was over a dispute over the location of a carry-on bag, which required the pilot to return the plane to the gate. The Athletic originally reported the details of the incident. Southwest Airlines confirmed to the Journal Sentinel that a passenger was removed from a Milwaukee-to-Las Vegas flight on that date.
On March 26 Morrison pleaded no contest to the citation.
The Packers acquired Morrison from Indianapolis on Aug. 26 and the linebacker appeared in all 16 games (eight starts) last season. He made 42 total tackles and had a sack.
Joe Taschler of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contributed to this report.