According to documents filed in court around 10:30 a.m., a UAPD officer was on patrol in the parking lot of the student recreation center. He saw a Upshaw chasing a Gryzb, who turned around and yelled at him, the officer said.
"At this time, Upshaw grabbed Gryzb by the back of the neck and hair with his right hand, and pushed her downward in what appeared to be an attempt to push her to the ground," Officer Rusty Romine wrote.
She freed herself from his grasp, the officer said, and tried to hit his face. Upshaw grabbed her by the forearm and pushed her away, the officer wrote.
Upshaw told the officer that she had slapped him because he was talking to another woman.
Both Upshaw and Gryzb, both 19, were charged with third-degere domestic violence/harrassment. Bail was set at $500.
Certainly doesn't sound good on Upshaw's part, but the girl's father has also released a statement:
Dave Grzyb called it "a simple lovers' quarrel altercation."
"The cops just happened to be there and see it and they took them both in," he said, "I hate to see this guy get in too much trouble because I honestly think it was probably initiated by my daughter. I don't think he laid a hand on her. He just tried to restrain her to keep from getting hit again."
Upshaw, 19, was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail at 1:25 a.m. this morning. The domestic charge carried a $500 bond and 12-hour holding period for Upshaw and Grzyb. She was released in the past hour, according to her father.
"Neither one of them pressed charges on each other," Dave Grzyb said. "The cops witnessed it. So I don't know whose hands it's in."
The fact that neither has pressed charges and the father doesn't seem to be too upset over this leads me to believe this was, in fact, an argument that got out of hand and not an actual case of "domestic violence," but I'm still not happy about hearing a member of our team was getting physical with a woman in any manner. We'll see what Saban has to say later on today.