UGA Running Back Helps Guy Pick Up His Hat, Accused Of Assault

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It turns out the best way to get the attention of your campus’ beloved football star and potential Heisman winner is not by accusing him of assault and hurling racial slurs at him.

That’s what a University of Georgia student found out this weekend. The Athens Banner-Herald reports some 20-year-old student accused star running back Todd Gurley of assault after the dude wouldn’t take a selfie with him.

Gurley and the student were at the same bar. The unnamed student was trying to take selfies with Gurley in the background without confrontation. Eventually the guy’s hat fell off and Gurley being the monster he is bent down to pick it up.

Then the guy called him a racial slur. Which racial slur he used was not disclosed, but I’ve got a pretty good guess.

As often happens to people who use racial slurs, the guy got punched. But not by Gurley. Some white guy punched him.

Didn’t matter. The 20-year-old filed a police report against Gurley. Gurley had no problem talking with police and relayed what happened. Video evidence from the bar showed everything. The 20-year-old insisted he was drinking, but wasn’t drunk.

Police cleared Gurley a short time later. Thank God for that.


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