UK-UofL argument results in a punch being thrown at dialysis center

jwarren@herald-leader.comMarch 27, 2012 

Bad blood between University of Kentucky fans and University of Louisville fans? After what happened at a Georgetown dialysis clinic Monday morning, one might think there's some truth to that.

Georgetown police said two dialysis patients — one a UK fan and the other a UofL supporter — were at the center for appointments.

Police Lt. Robert Swanigan said the two got into an argument over Saturday's NCAA Final Four showdown between the Cards and Cats, and one man ended up punching the other.

"We've had conflicting reports. One gentleman said he was struck in the face; an employee said it was the upper shoulder area. But he was struck," Swanigan said.

Swanigan said UK fan Ed Wilson was undergoing dialysis when the trouble started. Charles Taylor, a UofL fan, began talking with a third man about the game, according to a police report.

"Apparently he (Taylor) was making some statements about who was going to win, and the other man interjected that UK was going to win," Swanigan said. "It got a little more heated, up to the point a punch was thrown."

According to Swanigan, Taylor punched Wilson. The fight was over by the time police arrived.

"We opened a case, but it would be up to the person who was struck to actually file charges," Swanigan said. "He's indicated that's not what he wants to happen. Both guys, I think, felt pretty bad that it had escalated to that point."

Jim Warren (859) 231-3255.

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