Kai Spears issues statement following report that linked him to scene of fatal shooting
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.”
Statement from Kai Spears pic.twitter.com/tHU8tQqP3f
— Nick Kelly (@_NickKelly) March 16, 2023
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You should also post that his father, who is the AD at Marshall, said they would be exploring all legal options in regard to the NYT’s false and inaccurate reporting.
You will have to find it on another site… SDS hasn’t had time to go copy the material yet.
Agree. Plus NYT. Junk news if you can even call it news at all.
Just a sad situation all around :(
I’m guessing the “source” cited was of the anonymous type…
This just illustrates how the media has total disregard for the facts. It’s the Duke lacrosse team fiasco all over again.
It’s was probably a washed up reporter for NYT who jumped at the report to try to put his career back in motion. Billy boy put the cart before the horse and the horse hasn’t even been born.
If the report is indeed false, then I hope Bama and Spears sue the NY Slimes into bankruptcy.