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Vinnie Jones Arrested After Bloody Bar Brawl

12/5/2008 8:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Vinnie Jones was arrested early this morning in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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Sources tell TMZ it was all over an incident at a local bar, where Jones was allegedly involved in an extremely bloody fight.

We're told Jones, who often plays a violent thug in movies like "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," was smashed in the face with a beer mug and his nose was busted open during the smackdown late last night.

Jones was arrested and booked for misdemeanor simple assault around 8:00 AM this morning. The other guy in the fight was busted for felony aggravated assault.

TMZ has confirmed Jones went to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. The actor was released after posting a $400 bond. The other guy in the fight is still behind bars.

Jones has a well-known history of violence -- he was found guilty in 1998 of assaulting a neighbor and he had a legendary reputation as a thuggish pro-soccer player back in the U.K.

He is due back in court at a later date.

UPDATE -- Jones' manager tells TMZ Jones wasn't in South Dakota filming a movie -- rather he was there with some friends to do some pheasant hunting.

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1.

Ken    

Wow, slow news week.

2044 days ago
2.

Disturbed    

Who?

2044 days ago
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waterpants    

who the F is Vinnie Jones??? Next story please!!

2043 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

No kidding....slooooooow week.

I have relatives in Sioux Falls....I hope it was one of my cousins that smashed him in the face. And WTF was he doing there? I don't even want to go there and I have family there.

2043 days ago
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mike smith    

its about time he got piped

2043 days ago
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jen    

Who?

2043 days ago
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mike smith    

he's another wannabe movie star tough guy from UK... i guess he's tough, but there's always one tougher

2043 days ago
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tracey    

Why was he in South Dakota anyways? (And I live here)
There's absolutely nothing to do but get drunk and fight.

2043 days ago
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jobbob    

You guys are all retarded. First off, the guys been in good movies (nothing to do with Paris Hilton or the hills or any of the other crap u tools deem "cool" or news worthy) Hitting people with a glass in the face is what we commonly call "p*$$y Sh*t" and doesn't make you tough, and last but not least, where is South Dakota lol :)

2043 days ago
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janet    

Who?

2043 days ago
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codestud3    

pheasant hunting? was is he ... a cheney? and who goes poultry hunting anyway?

2043 days ago
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justygirl    

He was Sphinx in Gone in 60 Seconds. Sioux Falls does suck. I live there. Oh yeah- South Dakota is south of North Dakota- FYI...

2043 days ago
13.

i    

LEEDS LEEDS LEEDS LOL

2043 days ago
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Lisa    

I'd love to see the guy who was willing to fight Vinnie Jones!

2043 days ago
15.

lovebuzz108    

Vinnie = soccer/footy legend, far before he started doing B-rate movies.

2043 days ago
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