Oklahoma University Wide Receiver Spencer Jones Nearly Loses His Eye in a Bar Fight

Laura Beatham
Feb 28, 2021
04:00 P.M.
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Oklahoma University wide receiver Spence Jones nearly lost his eye during a bar fight in a bathroom at a local bar on campus. 


Oklahoma University student and wide receiver Spence Jones nearly lost his eye during a brutal bar fight at  Norman’s Logies on the Corner, a campus bar. 

In a video of the fight, which is making the rounds on Twitter. Jones is seen confronting the perpetrator before a fight breaks out between 4 men. 

Spencer Jones during the bar fight that saw him almost lose an eye. 2021. | Photo: Twitter/UnnecRoughness


Jones is heard telling the other man to "Get the f---- out of here" before the attack starts. His lawyer, Woodrow “Woody” Glass, claims that he was trying to keep the peace.

His attempt at peacekeeping did not work as Jones ended up having a surgery that lasted 4 hours on Feb 16 to reconstruct his left orbital eye socket. Glass had shared what his doctor had said:

“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."


A police investigation is being conducted to get to the bottom of the altercation as details about what exactly happened between the students are murky. 

OUDaily.com reported on the incident and reach out to Mike Houck, the OU Assistant Athletic Director, who revealed that the athletic department is aware of the situation. 

Jones was added to the All-Big 12 Academic First Team in 2020.


A Twitter user, Braden Brown, who identified himself as the person wearing a black beanie from the video, revealed that his brother is in the video and that Jones and his friend had not given them any other option. 

There was speculation the Braden Brown and his brother were part of the wrestling team or MMA fighters. Brown cleared up the rumors in his tweet and said:

"We ARE NOT wrestlers at any university, we have been wrestling since we were in diapers and MMA/Cage Fighting since we were 12."


People reported that the NPD report showed that they are investigating a complaint of two counts of aggravated assault and battery. No arrests have been made yet. 

Jones was added to the All-Big 12 Academic First Team in 2020 and received a scholarship in December. He played all of the 11 games for OU this season and won the Peter Mortell Holder of the Year Award.

His teammates and coaches have shown him great support during his surgery and recovery and have come together to support him, as Glass shared with OU Daily.

In other football news, Vincent Jackson passed away from complications of alcoholism and CTE. His brain will be donated for research of CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a concussion-related brain disease. 


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