Oklahoma Football Star Spencer Jones Nearly Loses An Eye After Getting Into A Fight At A Bar
College football star Spencer Jones got into a fight with an MMA-trained man last week in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma police are investigating a video that went viral last week, showing Jones being beaten in a bar bathroom.
Jones and the other man exchanged aggressive words before Jones was taken down by the other man. The two fought on the floor of the bathroom for a few minutes while another set of men fought near them. The incident was reported to police.
According to Jones’ attorney, Woodrow Glass, he had to have his orbital bone reconstructed in a four hour surgery after taking multiple punches to the face. Glass said Jones was trying to be a “peacekeeper” during the altercation.
“He was trying to de-escalate that situation,” Glass said. “But unfortunately, it wasn’t de-escalated despite his best efforts, and he became the victim of this vicious assault you’ve seen.”
After the altercation was posted to social media, Twitter user, Braden Brown, replied to the post, saying he and his brother were the ones involved in the fight.
“We ARE NOT wrestlers at any university, we have been wrestling since we were in diapers and MMA/Cage Fighting since we were 12,” Brown wrote. “They gave us no options unfortunately. We showed restraint.”
Just to get rid of the misconceptions, I’m the fellow in the beanie and that is my brother. We ARE NOT wrestlers at any university, we have been wrestling since we were in diapers and MMA/Cage Fighting since we were 12. They gave us no options unfortunately. We showed restraint.
— Braden Brown (@bbrownfr) February 20, 2021
According to a police report, two counts of assault and battery are being investigated.
Jones is a senior at Oklahoma University. He was an academic All-Big 12 first team honoree and appeared in all 11 OU games in 2020.