- Georgia Tech defensive back Step Durham can be seen sending teammate and fellow defensive back Lance Austin to the floor with a single punch
- The video was supposedly recorded before a spring practice
- After seeing his unconscious teammate on the ground, Durham attempts to pick up Austin and revive him before the video ends
- Georgia Tech claimed discipline was handled internally
- Neither player was suspended during the 2017 season
Video has emerged of a Georgia Tech football player knocking out a teammate with a single punch.
The footage, which is reportedly six-months old, was recorded at the Yellow Jackets’ practice facility and depicts Georgia Tech defensive back Step Durham knocking out fellow senior defensive back Lance Austin.
Austin can be seen stepping up to Durham with his arms at his sides when Durham winds up and knocks out his teammate with a right hook, as seen in the video released by TMZ.
(Left) Lance Austin can be seen stepping up to Step Durham (right) with his arms at his sides when Durham winds up and knocks out his teammate with a right hook
After Austin was knocked out, Durham attempted to lift up his teammate off of the floor
Afterwards Durham attempts to lift up Austin, who fell to the floor with his head slung over the legs of a chair that had been knocked over.
The cameraman can be heard yelling ‘ooh s***!’ before someone else in the room tells him to ‘stop recording.’
The cause of the fight remains unknown.
Georgia Tech confirmed to Atlanta’s CBS affiliate that the school was aware of the incident and discipline was handled internally.
Neither player was suspended at any point during the 2017 season. Austin has played in all 11 Georgia Tech games while Durham missed only the Week 8 matchup with Virginia.
It’s unclear what discipline the players received, if any.
The Yellow Jackets finished 5-6 on the season.
Lawrence ranked second on the team with 56 total tackles and added an interception to boot. Durham finished with 30 tackles and an interception of his own.
There have been no reports of any further incidents between the two players.
Lance Austin (left) was knocked out by teammate Step Durham (right) before a spring practice
Step Durham (No. 8) knocks the ball away from Virginia Tech wide receiver Eric Kumah
Austin (left, on the floor) was unresponsive after being hit. Durham (in the sweatshirt) was attempting to lift his unconscious teammate when the video ended