Oklahoma wide receiver Spencer Jones was able to compete in every single game for the Sooners during the last season. It seems Jones was involved a horrific bar fight that almost cost him one of his eyes.
As reported by TMZ, Jones was involved in a bathroom brawl at Logies on the Corner in Norman, Oklahoma. The entire ordeal was captured on camera earlier in the month.
From the video, it is not clear who exactly started the brawl in the first place. Jones could be seen telling a man to get out of the bathroom before the two engaged in fisticuffs.
Jones was brought to the ground and the man then locked him in a chokehold. While the fight was finally broken up, Jones suffered injuries that might have cost him his career.
Jones’ attorney Woodrow “Woody” Glass spoke to OUDaily.com, revealing that Jones almost lost his eye in the scrap. It was said that Jones required eye surgery to repair the damage done to his left orbital socket.
“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.”
Glass insisted on the fact that Jones was simply trying to diffuse the situation and avoid a fight.
“He was trying to de-escalate that situation. But unfortunately, it wasn’t de-escalated despite his best efforts, and he became the victim of this vicious assault you’ve seen.”
Currently it is not known whether a police investigation will be conducted as well. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.