Reports: NYC police want to question Quarles, Hampton
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:43:44 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - Multiple reports show New York City police want to question two former Gamecocks about a nightclub fight that happened last week.
Multiple media outlets are reporting police want to talk to Kelcy Quarles and Victor Hampton about a brawl at New York nightclub the Greenhouse on April 11.
According to the New York Daily News and TMZ Sports, investigators want to talk to the draft hopefuls as possible witnesses after a club promoter had to be hospitalized for what are being described as "extensive facial injuries" after he was hit in the face with a hookah pipe and beaten by two men.
The NYPD wouldn't comment on the case but did say it's an ongoing investigation.
Quarles told GoGamecocks.com that he was not at the nightclub and vowed to clear his name as the situation could potentially impact his draft status. Quarles, who gave up his final season of eligibility at South Carolina, is projected as a second or third round pick.
The defensive lineman was in New York last week for an ESPN the Magazine photo shoot with several of his former teammates ahead of next month's draft.
Victor Hampton has not commented on the situation.
In a separate incident on the same night, former gamecock Chaz Sutton was followed to Trump Soho Hotel after officers witnessed a fight. A spokesperson for the NYPD said officers discovered Sutton had a minor stab wound to his lower back but Sutton refused medical treatment.
NYPD investigators continue to search for answers in both cases and are working to determine if the cases are connected.