UGA student says Moreno punched him out

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 8:30 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. --A University of Georgia student who was in a fight Saturday night in downtown Athens claims NFL running back Knowshon Moreno punched him out, but authorities aren't sure who threw the punch, Athens-Clarke police said.

Former Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno runs past coaches in a drill at Denver Broncos minicamp last year in Englewood, Colo.  AP/ File
AP/ File
Former Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno runs past coaches in a drill at Denver Broncos minicamp last year in Englewood, Colo.

The 18-year-old student didn't report the assault until Monday afternoon, and only after he "sought advice from friends," according to the police report.

Workers at the UGA health clinic told the student Monday that he had a concussion, and he filed a police report the same afternoon. But police aren't sure what happened; the student was drunk at the time of the fight, and his friends filled in the details for him later.

The victim said he was at Bourbon Street bar on East Broad Street after midnight Saturday when three other men jumped him, according to police. Friends were helping him leave the bar when Moreno ran up and punched him once in the face, the student told police.

"We developed information through a third party that Moreno said that he was struck first," police Capt. Clarence Holeman said. "We're in the process of trying to obtain statements from everyone concerned, including Moreno."

Moreno, who was at the bar Saturday night, spoke voluntarily with investigators Tuesday afternoon at the Lexington Road police headquarters.

Moreno was a star player for the Bulldogs in the 2007 and 2008 seasons, and last year rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a rookie with the Denver Broncos.

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brimisjoshan 02/25/10 - 12:03 am
This is real interesting. I

This is real interesting. I have always enjoyed watching Moreno play and was happy that he was going pro. When I was bragging to one of my friends about him she said she had a class with him at UGA and that he was kinda the bully type to others. Like he thought he was better than everyone else and was above the rules. Now this doesn't mean he hit this man or was at fault in any way. It just means that based on what I was told it will be an interesting story to follow.

Petey Aitchess
Petey Aitchess 02/25/10 - 02:06 am
Well, a drunken underage punk

Well, a drunken underage punk in a bar shouldn't really have a say even if Knowshon did punch him out. He probably deserved it. Arrest the kid for false ID or possession of alcohol by a minor and be done with it.

disssman 02/25/10 - 12:26 pm
Poor little 18 year old was

Poor little 18 year old was probably 6 foot 8 and weighed 250 pounds. But we will report the tear jerking age instead, just to be P.C. I agree with Petey, and add what family raised this punk and taught him family values? In any event it brings the old adage - you can take them out of the ghetto, but you can't get the ghetto out of them.

jamie8706 02/25/10 - 11:46 pm
Dissman what does this

Dissman what does this article have to do with being ghetto.... nothing, so why would you fix your mouth to say that.

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