Kai Spears on Wednesday was linked to the scene of the fatal shooting in January in Tuscaloosa in a report by The New York Times, and now the Alabama basketball player has responded.

He called the report “100% inaccurate and the writer had complete disregard for the truth. I am trying to process and cope with these false statements that somehow have been published and then seen by so many. So thankful to Alabama Athletics for refuting it on my behalf.”

He added that he remained heartbroken for what happened that night.

The report by Billy Witz cited a source who said Spears, a freshman walk-on, was also present in Brandon Miller’s car at the time of the shooting. That car was struck with bullets but neither player was struck. Spears’ presence at the scene had not been previously reported.

As Spears suggested, Alabama also put out a statement about the report and incident:

“Based on the information we have, there were no current student-athletes present at the scene other than Brandon Miller and Jaden Bradley, who are both fully cooperating witnesses,” a UA spokesperson said. “From the outset, UA Athletics has fully cooperated with law enforcement and supported their investigation.”