Harbaugh disappointed with late-night incident

Harbaugh disappointed with late-night incident
September 23, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Harbaugh on Jacoby Jones: 'Nothing to be proud of'

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh speaks during a news conference after practice at the NFL football team's facility in Owings Mills, Md., Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Ravens coach John Harbaugh expressed his disappointment about a Monday report on TMZ, detailing an incident involving Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones, and starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie.

The report said Jones and McKinnie were involved in an altercation that took place around 3 a.m. Monday morning, after the two left a Washington DC nightclub where they were celebrating McKinnie’s birthday. During the altercation, a woman reportedly hit Jones over the head with a bottle. Jones was reportedly bleeding, and McKinnie reportedly fought with one of Jones’ friends that wanted to retaliate against the woman.

The report said no arrests were made, and Harbaugh said Jones was at the Ravens’ practice facility Monday.

“He’s fine, he went through everything today that he was supposed to go through,” Harbaugh said. “Not very impressed, personally with the report. That’s not something that we want to be known for. I’d like to think it’s not something those guys would want to be known for. It’s nothing to be proud of. I’m disappointed in that sense.”

Harbaugh said he had spoken to the players about the incident.

“What do you want to be known for?” Harbaugh said. “Do you want to be known as a football player, or do you want to be known for that?”

The league is not expected to take any disciplinary action if there are no arrests or other ramifications resulting from the incident.

Ironically, Monday was Harbaugh’s 51st birthday. Asked if he would be celebrating on his party bus, Harbaugh could not resist laughing.

“I’m going to (pretend) that question was never asked,” Harbaugh said smiling.