UGA Student Falsely Accuses Todd Gurley Of Assault After Trying To Take Selfies With Him All Night And Calling Him The N-Word
Athens – University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, Athens-Clarke County police said.
The accuser, a 20-year-old UGA student, called police from his home at about 3:18 a.m. to report that he’d been punched by Gurley more than an hour earlier at the Bourbon Street Bar & Grill on Broad Street. He accused the football player of attacking him after he took a photograph of himself with Gurley in the background.
Police said that they reviewed surveillance video footage of the student being punched inside the bar, but it was a white male who struck him, not Gurley.
Gurley told a detective that the UGA student had been trying to take selfies with his cellphone as Gurley was in the background with friends from his hometown. Although Gurley said he did not see the student get punched, he did see some “other guys” pushing him. Gurley told the detective that the student had lost his hat. Gurley said he reached down to pick it up for him when the student approached and directed a racial epithet at Gurley.
It was about then that someone punched the student, according to video footage. The student was kicked out of the bar after the altercation.
When being interviewed in his West Broad Street apartment, police said the student was informed about the video footage that showed him being struck by a white male, not Gurley. The student admitted he’d had been drinking that night, but contended he was not drunk, according to police.
Wait so let me get this story straight. This kid spent his entire night at the bar trying to sneakily snap himself in a selfie with Todd Gurley (cool guy alert). Then when he dropped his hat, Gurley picked it up for him and handed it back, to which he responded by saying wow thank you so much. Wait no, I read that wrong – he called him a n*gger. This gets him punched in the face by a random white dude and kicked out of the bar, so he goes home and 1 hour later calls the cops to say Gurley assaulted him. Yeah…guy doesn’t sound like a total scumbag or anything. What a fucking clown. Hey dude I don’t know if you noticed but Todd Gurley is kind of a big deal down in Georgia right now? Like he’s kind of beloved in Athens and a Heisman frontrunner for a 3-1 Dogs team? Just doesn’t look good for your prospect of ingratiating yourself back into campus life is what I’m saying.
Gurley to the charges…