According to OnlineAthens
, Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a a 20-year-old UGA student early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar.
The accuser said that he was attacked after he took a photograph of himself with Gurley in the background, according to police.
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.
After the accusation was leveled against the star football player, Gurley agreed to be interviewed at the police station, police said.
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, according to police.
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, according to police.
It was about then that someone punched the student, according to video footage. The student was kicked out of the bar after the altercation, police said.