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Police: Bar fight might have involved Kentucky players



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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a weekend bar fight in which an Eastern Kentucky student was injured and that possibly involved football players from that school and the University of Kentucky, police said Wednesday.

The Richmond, Kentucky, police statement does not include the injured student's name or others involved.

It said that around 5 p.m. Sunday, a man complained of being assaulted at 12:30 a.m. by three or four men who grabbed and repeatedly hit him in the head while at Jerzee's, a bar off the Eastern Kentucky University's campus in Richmond.

The man reported losing consciousness but later attempted to walk back to campus with two women who tried to help him. The statement said he was taken to a hospital and treated for a broken nose and facial cuts and fractures.

Jeff Scurry, father of Eastern Kentucky sophomore offensive lineman Colton Scurry, told The Courier-Journal in Louisville that his son was injured in the fight.

Kentucky athletics spokesman Tony Neely had no comment on the situation. EKU spokesman Scott Cason said the school was investigating an on-campus assault that might be related.

The Richmond police statement said investigators are interviewing witnesses and looking at other evidence.

"Once the investigation has been completed and the facts are fully established, the department will take the appropriate action with regard to the filing of charges against any person deemed to be culpable. Until that time, the department will have no further comment on the matter."

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Gary B. Graves

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