RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University football player Colton Scurry threw the first punch during a Jan. 25 bar fight with three University of Kentucky football players, according to an investigative report released Tuesday by Richmond police.
A bar video, released after an open records request, "made it apparent ... that Mr. Scurry was the primary aggressor in the altercation," the police report says. "He entered into a crowd willingly (without any physical altercation) and threw a punch at an unidentified male."
A Madison County grand jury declined last week to indict Scurry or the UK players — quarterback Drew Barker, wide receiver Dorian Baker and defensive tackle Tymere Dubose — who were involved in the fight at Jerzee's Cocktail Lounge & Dance Club in Richmond. Scurry, 20, an EKU offensive lineman, suffered a broken nose and other facial fractures.
One portion of the video shows Scurry talking with a woman. Scurry "appeared to be visibly upset at the female and was yelling or speaking passionately at/to her," according to the report.
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A man walks by Scurry, but it's unclear whether the man said something to Scurry or bumped into him. However, the man's presence "resulted in a change in disposition of Mr. Scurry and he (turned) his attention from the female to the male."
"Suddenly, without physical provocation, Mr. Scurry charges into a crowd of people and throws a punch at an unidentified person," the report says.
Scurry seems to fall forward to the ground "from what appeared to be either a lack of balance or as a result of someone using his momentum to pull him down."
Dorian Baker told police that Scurry began yelling at him, and at one point said, "Oh, yeah, I gonna kick yo ass."
"Baker stated that Scurry was then let go by some of his friends who were holding him," the report says. "Baker stated that Scurry came at him and struck him in the head and then grabbed him. ... Baker stated he was mainly striking Scurry while Barker was trying to hold him (Baker) up."
Barker told police that Scurry "began yelling at Baker. Barker stated that after a verbal exchange between Baker and Scurry, Scurry charged Baker. Barker stated that when this happened he was trying to keep Baker from falling down because Baker had recently had knee surgery.
"Barker stated during the altercation he reached over the top of Baker and struck Scurry two times," the report said. "Barker said after that Baker began giving uppercut strikes to Scurry."
Barker said he didn't kick Scurry.
Dubose told police that he got into the fight after Scurry tried to fight with Baker.
"Dubose stated that he struck Scurry several times," the report says. Dubose said he didn't remember kicking Scurry, but he did say he moved Scurry "off of him after Scurry landed face-first on his leg. Dubose stated that he did recall elbowing Scurry during the fight."
Scurry told police he stumbled forward as he attempted to stand up out of his chair.
"Mr. Scurry stated he began falling forward and was grabbed by three to four subjects," the report says. "Mr. Scurry stated these subjects began hitting him numerous times and at one point he was hit on the head and lost consciousness."
Scurry was later treated at Baptist Health Richmond.
EKU police provided Richmond police with a copy of a video that shows another, later altercation between Barker and EKU defensive lineman Patrick Graffree at Telford Hall on the EKU campus.
That video, which EKU released Tuesday, shows Barker, Baker and Dubose entering Telford Hall with a woman whom police later identified as Anna-Elizabeth Marcinek, a student who lived at Telford.
The video "shows Graffree taking off his sweatshirt as he enters the building and approaches Baker, Barker and Dubose. Graffree then strikes Barker, knocking him to the ground," the report says.
A group of people then escort Barker, Baker and Dubose out of the building.
The police report also gives a little more information about how underage patrons get into Jerzee's bar. Scurry is 20, but Richmond's ordinance prohibits admittance to a bar unless a person is 21 or older.
Anastasia Spangler, Scurry's girlfriend, told police "there was a rear entrance" to Jerzee's "that was not checked by staff, and basically anyone that was aware of this could easily gain access" into the bar, the report said.
"Spangler went on to say that none of the EKU football players were required to give identification to enter Jerzee's," the report says. "Spangler stated that she did not arrive with Scurry that night, so she was unaware how he entered."
Scurry told police that he is 20 and that "Jerzee's employees were serving him and other underage subjects alcoholic beverages."
Baker told police that he and other UK players used "their real ID cards to get inside" Jerzee's.
Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney David Smith said last week that it was his understanding from Richmond police that there was an investigation into underage patrons being served at Jerzee's.