Football player beatdown by battling Brown brothers goes viral

If you read comic books in the 20th century, you know the ads well. The marketing for Charles Atlas’s isometric method follows a classic superhero origin tale. It begins not with a radioactive spider bite or a young boy’s parents being shot in Gotham City, but a skinny guy getting sand kicked in his face, and losing his girl.

It even inspired the Gracie family in Brazil to put together this video.

And truth be told, that primal urge, to stand up to a bully using hard-acquired fighting skills and knowledge, lurks in a lot of combat sports enthusiasts. Thus there was little surprise when a video went viral of Oklahoma Sooners football player Spencer Jones appearing to pick a fight with a smaller guy.

It reportedly took place late in the evening of February 13, maybe after midnight, in the men’s room of Logies on the Corner, a bar near the Sooners’ football stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Note: mask required. The backstory is unknown at this point, with both sides claiming not to be the instigator.

The viral video shows the larger football player yelling “get the f*** out of here … what you got,” to a smaller man, while a man standing next to Jones in a jean jacket pushes a second smaller man. A voice can be heard saying, “hey, look at me b****!”

One of the two smaller men, wearing cowboy boots, appeared to be already bleeding from the nose. it was then Jones and his companion discovered very painfully that the two brothers have a wrestling and MMA background. Props to Spontaneous Joe Rogan for his commentary.

It’s all funny until someone nearly loses an eye. Actually, it’s still funny. Here’s Robin Black’s beatdown breakdown.

Jones’ family retained the services of local attorney Woodrow “Woody” Glass of Ward and Glass, L.L.P. Woody said Jones waited until swelling subsided before undergoing left orbital socket surgery for four hours on Tuesday, February 16, performed by facial reconstruction specialist Dr. Perry Brooks.

“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,” Glass said to OU Daily. “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.”

“He was trying to de-escalate that situation. But unfortunately, it wasn’t de-escalated despite his best efforts, and he became the victim of this vicious assault you’ve seen.”

De-escalate? Counsellor, You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

Braden “Beanie” Brown, one of the two brothers, offered a perspective that appears to be more in keeping with the available information, limited though it is.

“Just to get rid of the misconceptions, I’m the fellow in the beanie and that is my brother,” tweeted Braden. “We ARE NOT wrestlers at any university, we 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.”

OU Daily reports that the Norman PD has identified all the individuals involved, and that any eventual charges would be determined by the Cleveland County district attorney upon the conclusion of the investigation. No arrests have been made to date.

Branden’s brother Walker “Cowboy Boots” Brown has established a GoFundMe to cover his own medical costs and hopefully-not-needed attorney fees.

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