Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones may have missed the team’s victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday due to injury, but that did not stop the young wide out from celebrating the upset. On Monday morning Jones was hurt after being hit over the head with a champagne bottle by a stripper on a party bus.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed the TMZ report later on Monday. He told reporters that Jones, who has begun to develop into a legitimate receiving threat on top of being the Ravens kick returner, was “fine” and attended team meetings on Monday.
Harbaugh added that he was “not very impressed personally with the report. It’s not something we want to be known for. We’d like to think it’s not something those guys would want to be known for. It’s nothing to be proud of, so I’m kind of disappointed in that sense.”
The incident happened on a party bus after a night out in Washington at the Opera Ultra Lounge for teammate Brian McKinnie’s birthday. On the bus according to the TMZ report, the stripper struck Jones with the bottle, and it “connected with his head and hurt him.” The blow left him “bleeding everywhere.”
Coach Harbaugh addressed the incident with Jones and the rest of the Ravens, asking them “‘What to 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?’ I don’t think it’s anything to be proud of.”
He also told the team that “nothing good happens after midnight” as he urged them to make better decisions off of the field.
Jones has survived hits from many defenders in his career, so despite being bloodied up by a stripper it should come as no surprise that he was back at practice after the incident occurred Monday.
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