Bryant McKinnie's bday party reportedly ended with stripper busting bottle on teammate's head
During his tenure in Minnesota, Bryant McKinnie established an unprecedented reputation for blowing through stacks of money, eating lots of food, not paying $375,000 strip club tabs, and "running through the okra patch" on the Love Boat, among other things.
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He's now in Baltimore, but apparently up to the same old tricks. According to a TMZ report, McKinnie's Sunday night birthday party ended with a brawl that broke out around 3 a.m. on a party bus after a stripper smashed a bottle over his teammate's head.
McKinnie and his party (including at least one stripper) were reportedly leaving D.C.'s Opera Ultra Loungue when the mayhem began. From TMZ:
One eyewitness tells us he saw a bottle being swung at Jacoby Jones -- it connected with his head and hurt him. We're told an ambulance was called "for a bleeding male" but he was not taken to the hospital.
Our sources say a stripper named Sweet Pea is the one who hit Jacoby with a gigantic Ace of Spades bottle and this may have triggered the brawl. We're told the bottle smashed over his head and he was "bleeding everywhere."
We're told Jacoby's friends tried to retaliate against Sweet Pea but Bryant McKinnie tried to stop him, and a fight broke out between the friend and Bryant...
Police responded to the scene but no arrests were made. We're told there was evidence of an assault but no one cooperated with cops.
Later, The Big Lead (via Busted Coverage) shared an Instagram photo posted by a since-removed account with the handle "1sweetpallday." The photo, captioned "Team Ravens," apparently features Sweet Pea herself at far left:
As news of McKinnie's misadventure circulated, former Viking and D.C. resident Fred Smoot saw fit to get on Reddit and point out he played no role in the latest shenanigans:
It's comforting to know some things never change, isn't it?
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