Report: CFB receiver nearly loses eye in bar fight, recovering after surgery
Oklahoma WR Spencer Jones was involved in a bar fight over Valentine’s Day weekend.
In a video that surfaced of the incident, Jones was involved in a verbal altercation before the other person started punching him, eventually putting him in a chokehold.
Per OUDaily.com, Jones nearly lost his left eye in the incident, and recently had surgery to rebuild his left orbital socket:
“Spencer’s just a superb kid… He didn’t deserve this, ever.”#Sooners wide receiver/holder Spencer Jones underwent surgery and is recovering after a fight at a Campus Corner bar last weekend nearly cost him his left eye.https://t.co/f0u6zJe86f
— OU Daily Sports (@OUDailySports) February 21, 2021
“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,” Jones’ lawyer, Woody Glass, said. “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.”
Here’s a somewhat graphic video of the fight:
Was it really power hour if you didn’t get in a fight on the piss-soaked bathroom floor? pic.twitter.com/lWombEtc3g
— Old Row Oklahoma (@OldRowSooners) February 20, 2021
Hopefully he makes a full recovery soon.