Richt expects word by Monday on taxi incident

ATHENS — Georgia coach Mark Richt said Saturday that he expects to have by Monday “all the information needed” regarding a police report alleging involvement by UGA football players in an incident in an Athens taxi last weekend.

Richt declined to say more about the matter Saturday.

“There are things I’d like to say about it, but I won’t,” Richt said. “I’ll wait until Monday.”

Georgia defensive lineman Brandon Wood did say more, posting on Facebook: “O and just for the record, if u hear about four black guys attacking a couple in a taxi, it wasn’t any of us so stop blaming the football team!!”

A police report filed Tuesday states that a married couple was taking a taxi van home around 2 a.m. Sunday when the driver stopped to pick up four males in downtown Athens –- “all of whom were UGA football players, according to the [male victim].”

He told police that the four men cursed and threatened him and his wife and that one of the four “slapped or punched” them in the back of their heads, according to the report.

No suspects were identified in the report.

Athens-Clarke County police have said the incident is under investigation and declined to discuss whether or not investigators have identified UGA players as being involved.


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