It turns out that Georgia star running back and Heisman Award candidate Todd Gurley was wrongfully accused of assault at a campus bar early Sunday morning.
Athens-Clarke County police confirmed that the puncher was actually a white man.
Gurley, a Heisman candidate who ran for 208 yards and two touchdowns in Georgia’s win against Tennessee on Saturday, was accused of punching a 20-year-old Georgia student who claimed Gurley attacked him “after he took a photograph of himself with Gurley in the background,” according to a police report first obtained by The Athens Banner-Herald.
Gurley agreed to be interviewed by police after the accusation and told a detective that the student had been trying to take selfies with his phone while Gurley was in the background with his hometown friends.
Police reviewed surveillance footage from the Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Athens and determined it wasn’t Gurley who punched the accuser, according to the report. The accuser identified in the video was Caucasian. Gurley told police he reached down to get the student’s hat and he then yelled a racial slur at Gurley before being punched by a white male. The student was kicked out of the bar afterward, according to police.
The police report contained the following statement: “In consideration of all the information, to include statements and video recordings from the incident location, Todd Gurley’s involvement in this report is unfounded. …Todd Gurley had no involvement in this case other than trying to give an individual his hat back.”
How you completely mistake a white man for a black man is beyond belief.
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