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Georgia fan arrested for pulling gun on man who wagered against the Bulldogs


Malik Kenneth Curran

By Joe Johnson

A Georgia fan reportedly was arrested Sunday morning after he pulled a gun on someone who had bet against the University of Georgia Bulldogs in their game versus the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

According to Athens-Clarke County police, officers responded at about 1:20 a.m. to the 100 block of West Clayton Street on a report of a man with a gun.

Upon arrival they met with a 21-year-old man from Tennessee who said that he was talking with friends on the sidewalk when Malik Curran came along and interjected himself in the conversation in a hostile manner, according to police.

When Curran learned that the Tennessean had wagered a bet against Georgia winning the football game, police said, he became angry and pulled a gun from his pocket, inserted a magazine, racked a round into the chamber and pointed it at the other man and his friends.

Georgia had defeated their SEC football rivals in a game the previous afternoon at UGA’s Sanford Stadium in Athens.

According to police, the allegations were corroborated by a video of the incident that was taken by a witness, and when officers found and detained Curran they found him in possession of a gun, and the 25-year-old Monroe resident “spontaneously uttered” that he was a convicted felon and he had stolen the gun from his cousin.

Curran was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to police, who said additional investigation was needed to substantiate the offender's claim that he was a felon in possession of a stolen firearm.

As of Thursday morning, Curran was being held at the county jail without bail having been set for his release.


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Samson Tiger
Samson Tiger
Sep 22, 2023

It will be traced back to Congressman Andrew Clyde’s gun shop.

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Paul Bunce
Paul Bunce
Sep 21, 2023

Maybe not. It takes an IQ over 140 to get into MENSA and he ain't hardly half way there.

Have others also noticed how many rabid Bulldog fans never attended UGA?

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What A BIG DUMMY, as Fred Sanford use to say!

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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
Sep 21, 2023

Y'all may think I'm conservative, and maybe I mostly am. But this is what you get when every idiot with a pulse is allowed to go and buy and then to carry a weapon that can kill another in the blink of an eye. Malik, enjoy your time in jail. Stay off the stuff!

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Legal guns kill the same as illegal guns.

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That’s pretty insulting to those that have learning disabilities. This kid obviously has some anger and hostility issues. I know plenty of brilliant people that can’t control their tempers and end up doing thing they wish they hadn’t.

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