Jacoby Jones on party-bus incident: “I was in wrong place at wrong time”

September 26, 2013
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones, left, chats with Houston Texans free safety Ed Reed during a break in play in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Jacoby Jones has been rehabbing from injury.  (Nick Wass / AP)

Jacoby Jones has apologized after an incident earlier this week exasperated his coach and provoked a former Baltimore Ravens star to question the team’s locker-room leadership.

Jones, according to reports, was on a party bus in Washington, D.C., celebrating Bryant McKinnie’s birthday, when he was hit in the head by a woman wielding an Ace of Spades champagne bottle.

“I’m going to take the responsibility that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Jones said on his 105.7 The Fan radio show (via the Baltimore Sun). “There was no altercation. There’s nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong, but I take responsibility for being in wrong place at the wrong time. Enough said. I apologize to my teammates and everybody.”

Jones refused treatment and reported to the Ravens’ facility as usual Monday for treatment of a knee injury. He said he’d spoke with Coach John Harbaugh. “We’re fine,” he said. “Everything is good.”

Harbaugh addressed the team Monday and told players that the incident wasn’t “something we want to be known for.” Lewis, the former Ravens linebacker who is now an ESPN analyst, questioned the team’s leadership before the “Monday Night Football” broadcast.

“When you think about the Baltimore Ravens and the transition that they went through, they’re missing leadership right now. When you have an incident like that, the first thing a leader is going to do is find some way to dissolve everything that’s going on and actually dissolve it before it comes to that type of head or even gets to that point. When you talk about the Baltimore Ravens, they’re going to have to refocus and find some quick leaders in that locker room very quickly.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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