ATHENS — Georgia wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie is being investigated by police for allegedly making a terroristic threat in a confrontation at a restaurant on Monday night. It remains to be seen if he will be subjected to any disciplinary action before Saturday’s game against Alabama.
“That’s Mark (Richt’s) call,” Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “Mark will say something at the appropriate time, if there’s anything to say.”
McKenzie was practicing on Tuesday and appeared to be running with the first-team offense.
According to an Athens-Clarke County police incident report, McKenzie is accused of “making terroristic threats” to a female complainant at the Chili’s restaurant on Alps Road at 10:28 p.m. Monday night. A woman named Maya Labat claims McKenzie told her “he was going to call some friends and they were going to come out and he was going to kill her,” according to the report.
However, officers interviewed witnesses at the scene, saw no reason to arrest McKenzie and no charges were filed. The incident remains under investigation, police said.
It appears McKenzie was among those interviewed at the scene. Also listed as witnesses are McKenzie’s teammates Dominick Sanders, Terry Godwin, D’Andre Walker and Jarvis Wilson.
Labat is the daughter of Patrick L. Labat, the chief of City of Atlanta’s Department of Corrections.
McKenzie is Georgia’s leading kickoff and punt returner and fourth-leading receiver (5 catches, 89 yards). The 5-foot-8, 170-pound sophomore from Ft. Lauderdale tied a school record with three kick returns for touchdowns in 2014.
Georgia players had managed to avoid trouble with the law since last season. That’s after UGA players had at least six arrests in 2014.
DawgNation’s Seth Emerson contributed to this report.