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Vinnie Jones Arrested In Bar Fight

By Wyatt Earp | December 7, 2008

No one screws with Bullet-tooth Tony and gets away with it!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hollywood actor and former British soccer player Vinnie Jones was arrested after a bar fight in downtown Sioux Falls, authorities said.

His movie credits include “Snatch,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” as the character Juggernaut.

Police said Jones, 43, got into a scuffle late Thursday at Wiley’s Tavern and suffered cuts on his face from a beer glass. A police sergeant said Jones apparently charged at Jesse Bickett of Montrose, who hit Jones with the glass.

One of Bickett’s roommates, Juan Barrera, said they were playing pool when Jones asked to join, then got offended when one of them asked if he was “that guy from X-Men.” Barrera said he was punched by the actor, who is mostly known for his tough guy roles, and countered with one or two of his own. ()

That’s a shame, because I like Jones. He’s good in almost everything. I would hate to think the guy is a douche.

The funniest part of the story? Jones’ manager said the actor was vacationing in South Dakota. SOUTH DAKOTA??? Who vacations in South Dakota???!

Topics: Movies | 16 Comments »

16 Responses to “Vinnie Jones Arrested In Bar Fight”

  1. MUD Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Go north out of Kansas and there is little to do in the winter time except have a good old Friday Night fight in a bar. The one thing you have to be careful about is that almost to a man, they have shotguns in their trucks. It is hunting season ya’ know. Why would a guy get mad over being asked if he was an actor? Didn’t he get paid for doing it? Anyone that stupid should get hit with an empty beer glass. (Notice that I said empty) MUD

  2. rightwingprof Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    South Dakota in the winter? Insane. Go in the summer. It’s a beautiful state, with lots of stuff to see. And it’s home to the jackalope.

  3. AJ Lynch Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Is that him the big guy? Who the heck would screw with him?

    Also he played soccer?? or was it rugby?

  4. BobG Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    “Who vacations in South Dakota???!”

    People from North Dakota?

  5. TexasFred Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    South Dakota is a lot like the *private parts* of a 97 year old woman.

    Everyone knows it’s there, no one cares…

    If it wasn’t for for Sturgis there would be no good reason to go… :)

  6. Alan B Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Hi BobG

    I assure you it was soccer. (Rugby simply does not allow such viscious play as he engaged in). He had quite a repuation as a hard man. For example:

    He was sent off 12 times in his career (second only to Roy Keane with 13)
    holds the record for the quickest sending off, having been booked after only three seconds of play.
    In one notorious incident he distracted Paul Gascoigne by grabbing his testicles (I guess that would work! AB).
    During another match, he ended the career of Tottenham defender Gary Stevens with a vicious tackle.

    Played over 200 games for Wimbledon (a South London club) plus a few others as well as 9 times for Wales including being Captain.

    I can’t say it surprises me in the least that he should get involved in a brawl (but don’t tell him I said so!).

  7. Sebastian Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Maybe he enjoys bar fighting. I suspect South Dakota in the winter is probably a pretty happenin place if you’re looking for a good scrap.

  8. JTC Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    South Dakota has the “Badlands” – One of the most fearsome, wonderfully amazing places on Earth.

  9. joated Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Did anyone check to see if he might have been sculpting his mashed potatoes into the shape fo the Devil’s Tower? Perhaps he was called to South Dakota.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 7th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    MUD – If someone came up to me and asked, “Hey, aren’t you that lousy blogger?” I would respond, “Why yes, I am! Thank you so much for noticing!”

    Prof – Not to be confused with the jackanape.

    AJ – I think he played both.

    BobG – They fly South for the winter. Ha!

    Texas Fred – And Mount Rushmore . . . where a few libtards say Barack Obama should be immortalized.

    Alan – Damn. Good to know he was a clean player! /sarc

    Sebastian – I picture the bar scene in X-Men, with the chicken-wire enclosed ring.

    JTC – I always wanted to see Mount Rushmore, and I saw Bear Grylls tackle The Badlands on Man Vs. Wild. Looked pretty damned impressive.

    Joated – . . . by aliens!

  11. rodney dill Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Wall Drug

  12. rightwingprof Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Devil’s Tower is in Wyoming. And JTC is right. The Badlands are way beyond just awesome. It’s like being on another planet.

    Sorry guys, I’ve been to South Dakota. Scenic doesn’t even begin to cover it. Same goes for Wyoming, by the way. Hell, if it weren’t for the winters, either would be on my retirement location list, currently topped by Arizona.

  13. joated Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    My bad!
    So I was off by about 25 miles. It’s just across the border.

    Still, as rodney said, Wall Drug! And then there’s Badlands, Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wounded Knee (appropriate!), and, of course, Deadwood.

  14. rightwingprof Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Everybody’s forgetting the Corn Palace.


  15. Alan B Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Mr Frontier Marshall, sir

    Vinnie Jones only ever played soccer as far as I can find out.

    The only reference I can find to Vinnie Jones being matched against a rugby player is when he accused former England prop forward Victor Ubogu of spilling his wine.

    For those unaware of the niceties of RFU, there are 2 prop forwards and they are usually the strongest and heaviest players in the team. Ubogo is a Nigerian and played for England between 1992 and 1997. He was unusual in combining the size and strength typical of a prop with unusual speed for a player specializing in this position.

    The props help to hold up and provide pushing power to the scrum. Outside of the scrum and line-outs props use their great strength and weight to win rucks and mauls for their teams and to make large drives forwards with the ball. Prop fowards generally have no neck – their skulls are welded onto their shoulders at birth.

    Now, that is a match I would have liked to see! One of the biggest, heaviest, strongest and fastest of England’s prop forwards against the bad man of soccer. I would NOT have given Vinnie much of a chance.

    I note that it never came to Queenbury (or any other) rules because Vinnie’s friends broke it up before it started. Either that or Vinnie didn’t want it known he was drinking Chardonay and out of a glass!

    P.S. My grandson is a prop in his school 15.

  16. Reverse_Vampyr Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I always got Vinnie Jones confused with Vernon Wells, the guy who played “Wez,” the crazy biker with the mohawk from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.