Athens Clarke-County Police have determined that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of an assault at an Athens, Ga., bar in the early hours of Sunday morning after it was learned that the victim had been punched by a white male. Gurley is black.
A 20-year-old male Georgia student called in the complaint at 3:18 a.m., the Savannah Morning News reported, but declined to pursue charges after police told him that surveillance video from the Bourbon Street Bar & Grill on Broad Street showed he was punched by a white male.
After the accusation was made, Gurley agreed to be interviewed by police. Gurley told a detective that the victim had been attempting to take a "selfie" photo with his cellphone that included Gurley in the background, according to police. Gurley said he did not see the victim get punched, but did see some guys pushing him, per police. Police said Gurley saw that the victim had lost his hat, and that the victim directed a racial epithet at Gurley after Gurley had reached down to pick up the hat for the victim.