WEST PALM BEACH – OwlAccess.com obtained on Thursday the video that, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, allegedly shows FAU wide receiver Kalib Woods attacking two fellow Florida Atlantic students at an off campus banquet hall in January.
The video, along with statements from alleged victims Stephan Reese and Adrian Muckle, led to the arrest of Woods two weeks ago on two charges of felony battery. Woods has pleaded not guilty.
In a statement to police, Woods admitted to attending the event but said he did not see or participate in the fight.
FAU suspended Woods, its leader in both catches and receiving yards last season, indefinitely upon the arrest.
OwlAccess.com obtained the video via a public records request.
The video, which isn’t accompanied by an audio track, appears to show a shirtless Woods, whose hair is braided, approach one of the alleged victims from behind and punch him in the face, knocking him to the ground. Woods then goes after the second alleged victim. Several unidentified people follow Woods and begin punching and kicking the victims when they are down.
Reese told police he suffered a broken jaw that required surgery in the altercation. Muckle, who told police that the altercation stemmed from a foul call in a basketball game more than a year prior, suffered internal injuries after he, too, was stomped. Reese broke his jaw in the incident, requiring surgery.
The incident occurred on the night of January 13 during an event dubbed as a back-to-school bash at a banquet hall called The Venue in suburban Boca Raton. The video was shot by The Venue’s security camera. The time stamp on the video indicates the incident took place at 2:34 a.m.
Woods posted a $50,000 bail and was released but is being tracked by an electronic monitor. The court allowed him to return to classes, but FAU has issued a No Trespass order to Woods, barring him from campus. The redshirt senior was a team captain last year.
In the probable cause affidavit, Deputy Sheriff Guy Ingram wrote: “Based on my investigation, Stephan Reese and Adrian Muckle’s statements I find probable cause exists for the arrest of Kalib Woods for felony battery and simple battery.”
Reese is in the process of making an artistic video documenting his recovery from the broken jaw.