Posted September 23, 2013

Report: Ravens WR Jacoby Jones injured by stripper in party bus brawl

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Jacoby Jones hasn't played for the Ravens since the season-opener at Denver.

Jacoby Jones hasn’t played for the Ravens since the season-opener at Denver. (Steve Nehf/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones suffered a sprained MCL in the team’s season-opening loss to the Denver Broncos, and he hasn’t played since.  Jones was hit by safety Brynden Trawick — his own teammate — on a punt return, and apparently, that wasn’t the last of his bad luck in 2013.

According to TMZ.com, Jones was on board a party bus in Washington, D.C., celebrating the birthday of Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie. Also reportedly on the bus was a stripper named “Sweet Pea,” who at some point hit Jones over the head with a bottle of Ace of Spades champagne. Per the report from an alleged eyewitness, the bottle was smashed over Jones’ head, and he was “bleeding everywhere.”

McKinnie put a flyer for the event up on his Instagram account after the Ravens’ 30-9 win over the Houston Texans. And someone with the handle “1sweetpallday” put a picture up on her Instagram account that seemed to indicate she was on a bus that was soon to be populated by Ravens players..

It’s believed that the bottle attack may have started a larger melee at about 3 a.m. as people in the party were leaving D.C.’s Opera Ultra Lounge. The report indicates that Jones’ friends tried to retaliate against Ms. “Sweet Pea,” but that McKinnie intervened, and that’s when the fight escalated.

There is currently no indication as to what angered the aggrieved stripper. The report also indicates that an ambulance was called to assist a “bleeding male,” but nobody was hospitalized. Police responded, but nobody would cooperate with them, and no arrests were made.

“Not very impressed, personally, with the report. It’s not something we want to be known for.” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said at his Monday press conference. “What do you want to be known for? Do you want to be known as a football player, or do you want to be known for that?”

Baltimore radio station WNST sent this out on Twitter Monday morning:

Jones’ agent, Kennard McGuire, told Aaron Wilson of the Sun that, “Contrary to reports, Jacoby is fine and was back at practice today with his normal rehab routine.”

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio also heard from a team source that Jones is at the facility and in meetings.

Chad Steele, the team’s Director of Public Relations, told the Baltimore News Journal that the Ravens are “aware of the TMZ report” and offered no further comment.

The story does present a good opportunity for a gentle reminder: Very few good things happen at 3 a.m. Though Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith would beg to differ — he and his wife welcomed a new baby girl into the world at approximately 2:00 a.m. Monday, per the Ravens’ official Twitter feed.

28 comments
otherworld
otherworld

If you're up at that hour, read the Bible. It's God's word and will set you free if you respond obediently to it. 

jimmyjon_55555
jimmyjon_55555

i wish i had an injury like that....   just amazing.  

Mark112
Mark112

Typical Raven behavior.

Sports Dude
Sports Dude

Isn't there a VIP AAA Approved Hooker/Stripper list they can refer to?? Guaranteed Sweet Pea wasn't on this list? These guys are amateurs! 

Anaximenes1
Anaximenes1

jacoby trying to get too close to his strippers---he need to back off and let them do their thing on the bus

Dana2
Dana2

This story has it all:

Sweet pea the stripper - a party bus full of nfl players - $300+ bottles of "Ace of Spades" (Armand de Brignac) getting busted over people's heads,  a resulting 3am brawl etc

actually made me laugh out loud.   Do these clowns have any idea?  (probably not)

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WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Pac man would tell you stay away from strippers.  But comical blacks drinking 'ace of spades" booze. Must be better than Dom Perignon....aged 2 weeks !!!

joeshine730
joeshine730

a man with a bright future and a class act.

pvraymo
pvraymo

Sweet Pea = Ray Lewis

ianlinross
ianlinross

You just can't make this stuff up. If only Pac Man had shown up, Sweet Pea would be a stain.

Joe R2
Joe R2

Now there's a story...

GlennAllen
GlennAllen

Bryant McKinnie is involved...go figure.   In Minnesota it was the party boat, In Baltimore its the party bus.  What's next, the party plane?   

What's the deal with black athlete's and strippers?   Too bad they have to pay a bunch of women to pretend to enjoy themselves...lol

mike202
mike202

Is this the same guy that was on Dancing with the Stars last year?

joe6647
joe6647

Nothing improves a writers credibility like ending a headline with a question mark

crackalackn
crackalackn

Snitches aren't the only ones that get stitches.

SupplyingEventualConvicts
SupplyingEventualConvicts

aptly named "sweet pea" for the lingering stench of hand sanitizer that follows her like a vapor trail

sulden
sulden

Rick's right. "Cheyenne", or "Brandy" are the right 3AM strippers. "Sweet Pea" is definitely your 4AM to 5AM stripper, Although Ace of Spades is easily the 3AM choice of champagne. Wouldn't think a veteran would make a rookie mistake like that........

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Very few good things happen when you hire a stripper named 'Sweet Pea' either. At least, that's been my experience.

Terry
Terry

@GlennAllen 

Probably the same deal with white politicians and prostitutes.

rskins09
rskins09

@GlennAllen    She transferred from a club in Durham, NC ..Before that she worked on The Love Boat  TV show  ..