Miami Hurricanes quarterback Ryan Collins filed a lawsuit accusing Miami Beach police of violating his civil rights by arresting him without probable cause.
Collins was arrested at a nightclub last August on a charge of disorderly conduct. The charge was dropped in December.
The suit filed Monday in Dade County Circuit Court names the city of Miami Beach and the two arresting officers as defendants. Collins seeks unspecified damages.
The suit claims that Collins was arrested and thrown against a police car while trying to leave the area. He was handcuffed and spent 2 hours in jail before posting bond.
The 21-year-old quarterback is favored to win a starting job next fall as a senior.
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