By now we all know about the TMZ report that alleges Jacoby Jones was hit over the head with a champagne bottle by a stripped named Sweet Pea.
Jones denied this took place, and so has left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who was celebrating his 34th birthday.
McKinnie told WNST that no physical altercation ever took place but that a girl — presumably Sweet Pea — did wind up on the bus. What actually happened will probably remain a mystery. If McKinnie and Jones deny a physical altercation took place, then there's nothing for authorities to investigate, even though there's a police report specifying Jones sustained a "severe laceration" early Monday morning.
"[Jones] didn't get hit over the head with a bottle," McKinnie told WNST. "You had a girl who ... managed to find her way on the bus at the end of the night. ... She wasn't invited."
OK, but that's not the reason for this post.
When the Ravens prepare for away games, they pipe in music to serve as crowd noise. It's usually a mix between classic rock and rap, a little bit of both worlds for the coaching staff and players you could say.
On Wednesday, the coaches had a little something for Jones and McKinnie.
Among the songs piped in, according to McKinnie, was Tommy Roe's "Sweet Pea," released in 1966. The song had North American success, reaching No. 1 on the singles chart in Canada and No. 8 in the United States.
Take a listen here:
Listening to the song, you can't help but wish to see the reaction of Jones and McKinnie's faces upon hearing it.
For as dumb of a story as this wound up to be, at least Jones, McKinnie, their teammates and coaches can laugh about it now.