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No charges filed in fight that left Sooner injured

Oklahoma receiver Spencer Jones (87) warms up before a 33-14 win at TCU on Oct. 24 in Fort Worth, Texas. [AP Photo/Brandon Wade]
Oklahoma receiver Spencer Jones (87) warms up before a 33-14 win at TCU on Oct. 24 in Fort Worth, Texas. [AP Photo/Brandon Wade]

No charges will be filed in the mid-February fight that left OU holder and receiver Spencer Jones injured, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn announced Thursday.

“We have carefully considered the entirety of the circumstances surrounding the incident including a previous altercation between the parties and the actions that led up to the physical fight caught on camera by a bystander,” Mashburn said in a release. “My office has decided that no criminal charges are appropriate as this appears to be a mutual combat situation in which both parties voluntarily engaged in a fist fight.”

Norman Police completed their investigation into the Feb. 13 incident on Tuesday and sent it to Mashburn’s office.

The release said the information sent to Mashburn’s office included investigative reports, videos of the incident, witness statements and other documents.

Jones was involved in the incident in the bathroom of Logie’s on the Corner, a Campus Corner bar, just before midnight Feb. 13.

Police weren’t called at the time but Jones spoke with police three days later after suffering a serious eye injury in the fight, according to reports.

Video of the incident, which went viral, starts with Jones pointing at another man, apparently his friend, as the other man repeats “look at me.”

Jones twice repeats “Get the (expletive) out of here” to a man, identified on social media as OU student Walker Brown, whose nose is already bloodied.

Soon after, Jones’ apparent friend pushes Brown, who then wipes blood onto his left hand before rubbing it on Jones’ face before delivering a series of punches in quick succession before slamming Jones to the bathroom floor and resuming throwing punches.

Brown, his attorney said, suffered a torn bicep in the encounter.

According to reports from the OU Daily and The Athletic, the fight left Jones with a broken left orbital — the bones surrounding the eye. The injuries required a four-hour surgery to repair.

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