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CHARLOTTE-Former UNC Chapel Hill football player Kenan Gay formerly of Sanford is accused of killing a Charlotte man during a fight Saturday night.  Police said Kenan Wells Gay, 23 and Robert Edward Kingston III, 26, got into an altercation in Ed’s Tavern on Park Road in Charlotte.  The fight spilled outside, and police said Kingston was pushed into the road and struck by a passing 2007 BMW.  A medic pronounced Kingston dead at the scene.  Gay was charged with murder and taken into custody.  A court appearance is scheduled Monday.   Gay was a walk-on on the UNC football team in 2007.  Police said the BMW driver, who stopped and called 911, will not be charged.


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