A FOOTBALL jock got floored and almost lost an eye after allegedly starting a bar brawl with an MMA fighter.
Spencer Jones, a wide receiver for Oklahoma, was heard yelling “get the f**k out of here,” in a video before punches were thrown.
He was then seen being punched in the face and getting taken down in a chokehold.
It was later unearthed that the man Jones fought was a trained wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter, according to his brother.
Following the incident, Jones underwent four hours of surgery on his eye, according to OU Daily.
“Dr. [Perry] 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,” attorney Woodrow Glass told the student newspaper.
“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.”
The lawyer also claimed to the outlet that Jones was not the aggressor of the fight.
“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.”
Former NFL star Pat McAfee also commented on the incident, saying athletes should be cautious of putting themselves in these positions.
“Inevitably if you go out and drink a lot, you’re probably going to end up in a situation where you’re looking around going, ‘Not good’,” he said on his podcast, The Pat McAfee Show 2.0.
“You cannot just get in random drunk fights anymore. You have no idea what you are messing with. You have no clue what killer is on the other side.
“Spencer Jones learnt that this week in a bathroom in Oklahoma.”
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