Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie turned34 on Monday. He and his teammates reportedly went out partying in Washington, D.C. on Sunday to celebrate McKinnie’s birthday after their victory over the Houston Texans. Toward the end of the night, things are said to have gotten out of hand when a brawl broke out.
According to TMZ, some of the Ravens players were involved in a fight on a party bus at about 3 a.m. People allegedly began fighting on the bus after leaving the Opera Ultra Lounge. Sources told TMZ that at least one stripper, named Sweet Pea, was on board the bus. Yes, that information is relevant, as she supposedly clocked Jacoby Jones with a bottle.
One eyewitness tells us he saw a bottle being swung at Jacoby Jones — it connected with his head and hurt him. We’re told an ambulance was called ‘for a bleeding male’ but he was not taken to the hospital.
Our sources say a stripper named Sweet Pea is the one who hit Jacoby with a gigantic Ace of Spades bottle and this may have triggered the brawl. We’re told the bottle smashed over his head and he was ‘bleeding everywhere.’”
The story goes on to claim that Jones’ friends tried to retaliate against the stripper and that McKinnie stepped in and stopped them. McKinnie then reportedly got into a fight with one of Jacoby’s friends. Police were called to the scene and no arrests were made.
What a mess. The Ravens will likely have to address the situation at some point, especially since it sounds like several members of the team were involved. Jones is already dealing with a knee injury because of this embarrassing punt return mishap, so the team can only hope he didn’t suffer serious injuries when Sweet Pea allegedly clocked him. It sounds like the Ravens are fortunate no arrests were made.