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Georgia Star RB Todd Gurley Falsely Accused Of Punching Man At A Bar Over A Selfie

Georgia star running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of punching a man at a bar this past weekend, according to a report by onlineathens.com. 

A 20-year-old Georgia student called police from his home at about 3:18 a.m. Sunday morning to report that he’d been punched by the Bulldogs' junior running back about an hour earlier at the Bourbon Street Bar & Grill on Broad Street, according to police. The student said Gurley attacked him after he took a selfie with Gurley in the background, according to police. 

The student was wrong. 

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The police said they reviewed the surveillance footage from the bar, which revealed that it was a white male who hit the student, not Gurley.

Gurley agreed to be interviewed at the police station following the student's accusation. 

From onlineathens.com's report:

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

Gurley, 20, has totaled 610 yards and six touchdowns through four games this fall. 

Georgia hosts Vanderbilt this weekend. 

[OnlineAthens]