The Oklahoma football player who nearly lost an eye in a bar fight this month had it coming, according to the other side.
Walker Brown said he was “defending myself” when he charged at Sooners wide receiver and place-kick holder Spencer Jones in the bathroom of Logies on the Corner bar in Norman, Okla.
A 58-second video that went viral last week captured the moment Brown, a junior at the school and trained wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter, landed multiple punches and put Jones in a chokehold.
Jones, a redshirt senior, underwent a four-hour procedure to rebuild his left orbital socket following the fracas, according to The Athletic.
Police are investigating the incident, which reportedly took place in the early hours of Feb. 14.
No arrests have been made.
The video begins with Jones telling Brown to “get the f–k out of here.”
Brown was then shoved by someone standing next to Jones. Seconds later, Brown wiped blood from his face and struck Jones.
“There was something that occurred prior to the start of the video as my nose doesn’t bleed for no reason,” Brown wrote on a GoFundMe page aimed at helping pay his medical expenses.
Brown tore his bicep, according to the page, which has raised $35,745.
Woodrow Glass, an attorney representing Jones, said his client was “trying to de-escalate the situation,” and that the blood on Brown’s face wasn’t caused by Jones.
Glass said Jones went to the bathroom to check on his friend, when he ended up in the middle of an argument.
The video also showed Brown’s brother, Braden, fighting another man in the bathroom.
Braden Brown, who is also a student at Oklahoma, tweeted Saturday that he and his brother have “been wrestling since we were in diapers and MMA/Cage Fighting since we were 12. They gave us no options unfortunately. We showed restraint.”