ATHENS — Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie will not be charged with anything stemming from Monday night’s incident at Chili’s.
“The victim declined to prosecute so the case is closed as far as we are concerned,” Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Hilda Sorrow said on Wednesday.
On Monday night a woman told police that McKenzie had made what were categorized as “terroristic” threats. But police who came to the scene decided there was no reason to charge McKenzie. On Tuesday the investigation was still considered ongoing, but now it is closed.
McKenzie, a sophomore, is Georgia’s top kick and punt return specialist, owning four return touchdowns in his career. He has also emerged as a starting receiver this season, catching five passes for 89 yards.
Head coach Mark Richt indicated on Wednesday afternoon that McKenzie will play Saturday against Alabama.
“Right this minute he’s practicing with us, and yeah, there’s a good chance he’ll be playing,” Richt said.