University of Oklahoma Wide Receiver Spencer Jones Recovering After Nearly Losing Eye in Bar Fight
The wide receiver had to undergo a four-hour surgery on Feb. 16 to rebuild his left orbital socket
University of Oklahoma football player Spencer Jones is recovering from severe injuries that resulted from a fight at a local college bar.
The wide receiver and three other men broke out into a fight inside the bathroom of a bar called Logies on the Corner in Norman, Oklahoma, on Feb. 13. While it's unclear who started the fight, the four men can be seen in a video posted to social media throwing punches at one another.
Jones nearly lost his eye during the brawl, his attorney Woodrow "Woody" Glass told OUDaily.com.
The wide receiver had to undergo a four-hour surgery on Feb. 16 to rebuild his left orbital socket.
According to Glass, the doctor who performed the surgery said that Jones is "extraordinarily lucky at this point, that he's lucky he didn't lose the eye altogether," OUDaily.com reported.
Glass added that the doctor "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."
Jones's lawyer also claimed his client 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," he added.
Glass did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
A Twitter user who identified himself as Braden Brown said he and his brother Walker Brown were in the video of the fight. He addressed the incident on Twitter, writing, "Just to get rid of the misconceptions, I'm the fellow in the beanie and that is my brother. 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."
Walker's lawyer Steve Stice tells PEOPLE his client was "legally justified in defending himself in this matter."
"As always, there is more to the story than what is depicted in the video. What is not shown is the original assault and battery suffered by Mr. Walker at the hands of Mr. Jones and his friend shortly before the captured footage," the attorney said. "As a result, Mr. Walker received several injuries including a torn bicep which will require surgery."
Jones's lawyer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request to comment on Walker's allegation.
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Jones filed a police report on Feb. 16.
"The Norman Police Department was not called to respond to the incident on the date it occurred," the department tells PEOPLE. "An active investigation into this incident is ongoing."
The NPD report shows that they are investigating a complaint of two counts of aggravated assault and battery, though no arrests have been made.