Skai Moore was an All-SEC linebacker and arguably South Carolina's best defensive player before a neck injury forced him to sit out all of 2016. Moore's return is among the top storylines for the Gamecocks this fall, but his name has surfaced in headlines for other reasons -- as one of three players accused of a bar assault over the weekend.

According to the State, Moore, wide receiver Deebo Samuel and linebacker Jalen Dread were identified by bar staff and captured on video striking a man outside a bar in Columbia, South Carolina. The victim, a 24-year old described by a family member as a former Marine, told officers who arrived on the scene he confronted the players after they "knocked his phone out of his hand inside the bar."

"The subjects then became agitated, refuting the accusation," per the police report, via the State. "After a few seconds, the incident escalated to the subjects physically assaulting him."