Reporting Meghan McCorkell
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Speaking out. For the first time since the infamous party bus brawl, Jacoby Jones is talking about the incident, denying that an altercation ever even happened.
Meghan McCorkell was there and has more on what Jones told fans.
Wednesday night, Jones addressed the incident for what he said will be the first and last time.
Seen for the first time in public since the alleged party bus brawl, Jones addressed the incident on his radio show.
“I’m going to take responsibility. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There was no altercation. Nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong, but I take responsibility for being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Jones said.
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He admits he was on a party bus in D.C. for his teammate’s birthday party, but claims he did not get into a physical altercation with a stripper. Police say Jones was hit over the head with a champagne bottle.
The incident sparked criticism from former Raven Ray Lewis.
“When you think about the Baltimore Ravens and the transition that they went through, they’re missing leadership right now,” Lewis said on ESPN.
Those comments ruffled some feathers.
“Ray knows better than that. Things happen. I think we’re usually a pretty good team with stuff like that. If you look around the league, then there’s probably a lot of leadership problems then,” said quarterback Joe Flacco.
“We have a lot of leaders on this team and we like it that way,” said linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Jones says he’s apologized and it’s time to move on.
Ravens fans WJZ spoke with say they are also eager to get past this incident.
“I don’t think it’s a big deal. He’s a young man and they get in situations,” said Mike Tiffany.
“I’m a Ravens fan, no matter what. I love them and they’ll be fine,” said Judy Schnupp.
No one was charged in the party bus incident.
While Jones said there was no fight, a police report says an officer did observe him bleeding from the head.
CBS Sports reports the woman involved in the altercation has posted on her Twitter page that it was a verbal confrontation and that was it.