The folks at TMZ recently reported that a trio of Ravens were asked to leave an Ocean City, Maryland nightclub due to excessive inebriation. The manager of the club in question now says that the report isn’t true.
“I got the [NFL] league office checking in with me and I just said, ‘This isn’t right,'” Seacrets manager Scott Studds told Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “These guys didn’t do anything wrong.”
Studds actually reached out to the Sun in order to vouch for the three Ravens — receiver Jacoby Jones, running back Bernard Pierce, and cornerback Jimmy Smith.
“This thing has gotten some legs obviously and I wanted to set the record straight,” Studds said. “The thing has gotten out of control and what was reported was completely incorrect. They were not intoxicated or inebriated. They were fine.”
Studds explained that, although video of an interaction of some sort was captured on a patron’s phone, no action was taken.
“There was incident in the area and a couple of those guys were asked if they saw anything or if anything was happening,” Studds said. “It wasn’t even an altercation. A couple of young ladies were saying guys were pestering them. [The incident] wasn’t a big deal. It was [the Ravens’ players] and other people that our guys were questioning. We didn’t kick any of them out. We didn’t ask any of them to leave.”
Instead, they left on their own, and then they returned later.
“We wouldn’t have let them back in if there was an issue,” Studds said.
Asked for comment by the Sun in response to Studds remarks, Ravens spokesman Chad Steele said, “This is a perfect example that there are two sides to every story.”
It also could be a perfect example of Studds not wanting to dissuade Ravens players from hanging out at the club. While the video from TMZ was hardly conclusive, it wouldn’t be the first time that broader business considerations influenced someone’s recollection of certain events. Especially with the Ravens holding their third annual Beach Bash this weekend in — you guessed it — Ocean City.