Carolina players accused of punching man

Elizabeth Williams
May 3, 2017

Two current SC football players and one former player have been accused of assaulting a man in a Five Points bar early Saturday morning, according to a police report.

According to an incident report, SC linebacker Skai Moore, receiver Deebo Samuel and former Gamecocks linebacker Jalen Dread assaulted a patron after a verbal confrontation.

An report filed by the victims says the alleged incident took place early in the morning of April 29 at the Five Points Saloon on Harden Street.

The State newspaper of Columbia said the three are accused of assaulting a man just before 3 a.m.

The players would deny the accusation but became agitated.

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On Tuesday morning, news broke that two SC football players were involved in an altercation at a bar on Saturday night that involved a man being assaulted, though no charges have officially been filed.

The man told police that the players struck him several times in the face, and the report noted he had "very visible swelling around his left eye".

SC coach Will Muschamp says he was still gathering facts, but that Samuel has told him he wasn't at the bar. They would be pulled off victim by the staff at the bar, police say.

Moore - a 6-foot-1, 218-pound senior from Cooper City, Florida - led the Gamecocks in tackles for three consecutive seasons from 2013-15.

Moore missed all of last season with a neck injury, while Samuel emerged as one of the SEC's best receivers and kick returners.

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