Police release video of Kentucky-EKU fights at bar, dorm
Surveillance footage has been released showing a brawl that took place on Jan. 25 involving three Kentucky players and an Eastern Kentucky player, an incident that left one person with multiple facial injuries.
According to a report released by the Richmond, Ky., police department, and obtained by the Lexington Herald-Leader, Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker, wide receiver Dorian Baker and defensive tackle Tymere Dubose and Eastern Kentucky offensive lineman Colton Scurry got into a fight at an off-campus bar called Jerzee's in Richmond, where Eastern Kentucky is located.
Scurry told authorities that he was grabbed by "three to four subjects" who began to hit him in the head and that he started to lose consciousness, but it was determined later that Scurry was the “primary aggressor in the altercation.”
The police report says that Scurry was talking with a female when someone said something or bumped into him, at which point Scurry “charges into a crowd of people and throws a punch at an unidentified person,” starting the brawl.
Scurry was left with a broken nose and facial fractures as a result of the incident.
A grand jury declined earlier this week to indict any of the players involved. Authorities subsequently released videos of the incident from inside the bar as well as an incident that occurred later that same night.
The other video shows Barker, Baker and Dubose with a woman, identified as Anna-Elizabeth Marcinek, at the front desk of Telford Hall on the EKU campus.
Patrick Graffree, a former Kentucky defensive lineman who transferred to Eastern Kentucky, is then seen on video taking off a sweatshirt as he enters Telford and approaching Barker, hitting him from behind and knocking him to the ground.
The football teams will face each other when Kentucky hosts Eastern Kentucky in Lexington on Oct. 3.
- Scooby Axson