A video of Oklahoma wide receiver Spencer Jones getting wailed on next to a wall of urinals on Valentine’s Day weekend at Logies on the Corner in Norman, OK, is making the rounds after TMZ reported Jones sustained serious injuries during the altercation.
The video opens with Jones having a verbal confrontation with another man, in which he says, “Get the f–k out of here!” on repeat.
Jones then shoves the man he is yelling at, which sets him off like a firecracker. The other man starts punching Jones, and the fight moves across the bar into the bathroom, where people are trying to pee and mind their business.
Meanwhile, a second fight breaks out and follows them, and while it’s not clear how the two fights are related, they definitely seem to be:
Football players are amazing athletes, but it seems like the guy Jones is fighting is some kind of wrestler, because he quickly puts the larger man in a chokehold. Behind them, the other fight also gets quite violent, with one guy hitting his head at a very scary-looking angle.
The fights don’t just look nasty, they ended up with Jones in the hospital. He nearly lost an eye and had to go through surgery to repair his left orbital socket according to his attorney, Woodrow Glass, who spoke with UDaily.com.
“Dr. Brooks came out of that surgery saying he’s extraordinarily lucky at this point, that he’s lucky he didn’t lose the eye altogether,” Glass said. “And so he was able to do some things surgically to rebuild that orbital socket and thinks everything is eventually going to come back to normal, but it’s going to take a while for him to fully recover.”
As is common in bar fights involving high-profile people, Jones’s attorney is claiming that his client was trying to “de-escalate the situation.”
“But unfortunately, it wasn’t de-escalated despite his best efforts, and he became the victim of this vicious assault you’ve seen,” he added. Jones was for sure violently assaulted, but the confrontation doesn’t seem like any de-escalation tactic I’ve ever seen.
Meanwhile, a man who identifies himself on Twitter as Braden Brown replies and wrote that he and his brother are the men in the video, that they are not pro wrestlers, and that “we showed restraint.”
Norman police have confirmed that they’re launching a criminal investigation, but no one has yet been arrested in the case.