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Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones Reportedly Injured By Stripper Aboard DC Party Bus

The Pro Bowl wide receiver was reportedly hurt when a dancer named “Sweat Pea” clubbed him with a bottle of bubbly.

Jacoby Jones in 2012. Photograph by Flickr user The Brit_2.

The Baltimore Ravens have been without their Pro Bowl wide receiver Jacoby Jones since he sprained his medial collateral ligament in the season opener, but now the team might also have to deal with Jones suffering a bump on his head. Jones, according to the gossip website TMZ, was injured last night aboard a party bus leaving a DC nightclub when a stripper clubbed him with bottle of high-end Champagne.

Some of the Ravens, fresh off trouncing the Houston Texans 30-9 at M&T Bank Stadium, headed to Washington last night to celebrate the birthday of left tackle Bryant McKinnie at Opera Ultra Lounge in downtown DC. Per TMZ’s “eyewitnesses,” McKinnie’s group left the club and boarded their party bus about 3 AM. Shortly thereafter, a fight reportedly broke out, and culminated like this, according to TMZ:
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.”

A Metropolitan Police Department spokesman says officers responded to an altercation at the intersection of 15th and I streets, Northwest, a block away from Opera Ultra Lounge. The complainant, an adult male, was injured in the head but told officers he did not recall how he obtained the injury and refused treatment.

Ravens spokesman Chad Steele tells Washingtonian the team is aware of the TMZ report, but says only that Jones has been in meetings today while the team practices.
For his part, former Washington defensive back Fred Smoot took to Reddit to let fans know he was not on the party bus. (Smoot’s been known to party on the high seas, though.)

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.