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Sources: Some Jaguars Players Got Beat Up In London After Sunday's Game

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We don't have any names, but we do have two stories from two different sources, probably about the same group of players. In either case, the story ends with the players losing a fight and going to the hospital. The fight involves either women and hotel security, or nine men with brass knuckles, depending on whom you ask.


Let's start with the first version, from a source in London: Two Jaguars players attempted to enter the team hotel, the Grosvenor House, with six women on Sunday. This would've been sometime after the San Francisco-Jacksonville game at Wembley Stadium, a Jags loss. Hotel security denied entry to the coterie of ladies. This led to a fight of some kind—also a Jags loss. The two players were treated at the hospital.

In the other story, three (not two) players went clubbing after the game, whereupon they were confronted by nine (nine!) guys, some of whom supposedly wore brass knuckles. This version comes from a source who knows the players but who wouldn't give us their names. There was a fight, also a Jags loss, followed by a trip to the hospital. Two of the players looked "pretty rough," according to the source—"black eyes, cuts and bruises." (This source also dismissed the coterie-of-ladies story, pointing out that NFL security would've stepped in at some point.)

It's entirely possible there were two separate fights that night in London, and two separate trips to the hospital. These are the Jags, after all. We're working off the assumption, however, that we're dealing with two game-of-telephone versions of the same incident. Anyone know anything more? Email us:

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