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Vinnie Jones Takes the Stand

5/15/2009 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vinnie Jones is testifying in a Sioux Falls, SD courtroom right now, after last year's barroom brawl that left him with a bloody, glass-filled face -- and three simple assault charges.

Keep refreshing for updates!

UPDATE 7:47 AM PST: Closing arguments have begun, the prosecution has asked the jury not to focus on the fight by the pool table -- when Vinnie got smashed with the beer mug -- and only to concentrate on the second fight with Barrera.

UPDATE 7:47 AM PST: The defense rests.

UPDATE 7:41 AM PST: Vinnie says after the brawl his "nose was hanging off, you could have put a quarter in it."

UPDATE 7:38 AM PST: He just said he was "driven by fear" when he hit Barrera -- the alleged victim -- after Vinnie says he was cussed out by Barrera's friends for asking to join in on a pool game.

UPDATE 7:36 AM PST: Jones said he had 1 or 2 beers before going to Wiley's, the bar where the fight took place.

UPDATE 7:10 AM PST: Vinnie just explained why he was in South Dakota, saying he was there for a pheasant hunting trip.



8 COMMENTS

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1.

Wow.    

Team Vinnie!!! You rock!

1950 days ago
2.

Harry    

If Vinnie's lawyer can raise Barrera's unsavour past and record, then why can't the prosecution raise Jones'? Jones is a thugh, has an assulat record, was found fuilty of air rage during which he threatened the crew and so on. How he managed to get any sort of Visa is beyond me. As for the Green Card, he must know that that may be cancelled or rejected based on his criminal past. Kick the neanderthal out, we don't need his type in the USA.

1950 days ago
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Kayce    

Lol. Hey all! I'm actually from South Dakota...about an hour from Sioux Falls, and they guy who hit him with a beer bottle is named Jesse...Jesse Bickett..lol he lives about 10 minutes from my home. I hung out with him the day after. It was pretty hilarious and at the same time embarrassing. Vinnie Jones was in South Dakota...now thats crazy! This just never happens in South Dakota. HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. oh and how did you get updates so fast?

1950 days ago
4.

sidecarsally    

Vinnie Jones should be able to hit anybody hit wants for any reason at any time.

1950 days ago
5.

greg    

100 percent not guilty...the kid he hit is prob a local dirt bag....if any jury finds him guilty its because they have no clue or his lawyer is no good

1950 days ago
6.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

phesants carry lil pockets of meph around wid em!! shud know

1950 days ago
7.

Kayce    

"100 percent not guilty...the kid he hit is prob a local dirt bag....if any jury finds him guilty its because they have no clue or his lawyer is no good"--greg

it was a BAR FIGHT for crying out loud...too be honest...i think the charges are stupid. the only reason why this is being taken to court is because he is an effin "celebrity" any other person who would have gotten into a fight with Barrera and Bickett would have gotten a warning and a pat on the back.-the end.

and the guy he hit was not a local dirt bag...
thanks! =]

1950 days ago

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