Ravens played ‘Sweet Pea’ tune at practice to poke fun at Jacoby Jones?
Of course, most folks have heard all about the alleged and humorously ugly incident that occurred during the 34th birthday party of Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie allegedly involving wide receiver Jacoby Jones, a stripper who goes by “Sweet Pea” and a champagne bottle.
For those who have not, here’s a primer: Apparently, a stripper named “Sweet Pea” allegedly sneaked on the party bus during the McKinnie’s birthday festivities in Washington D.C. early Monday morning.
According to a TMZ report, a brawl ensued after Sweet Pea smashed an Ace of Spades bottle over Jones’ head, causing a “severe laceration,” according to a police report filed by D.C. Metropolitan Police. I wonder if Jones looked like this after the alleged incident.
This all leads up to Wednesday, when it sounds like the Ravens decided to have a little fun at Jones’ expense.
McKinnie told WNST radio that the Ravens piped in the 1966 Tommy Roe song, “Sweet Pea,” during Wednesday’s practice, which goes a little something like this:
McKinnie insisted that no such altercation occurred on the bus, only saying that, “You had a girl who … managed to find her way on the bus at the end of the night. … She wasn’t invited.” McKinnie also intimated that TMZ paid the stripper — of which McKinnie insists none were aboard the party bus — for the story, saying, “She got paid for a story that wasn’t true.”
Jones also denied a fracas occurred in the manner in which TMZ portrayed it, telling WJZ-FM radio, “I’m going to take the responsibility that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. 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.”
Whether or not such incident occurred, the fact remains that if the Ravens were willing to make light of it and have some fun with it speaks volumes.
[H/T SB Nation]