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Jon Baldwin Not To Blame In Thomas Jones Fight?

The Jon Baldwin/Thomas Jones training camp fight is taking a different turn apparently.

Last week, I mentioned that while people were quick to blame Baldwin that we couldn't throw him under the bus without knowing some details first. Those details are starting to come out and it's looking like Baldwin may not be totally at fault after all.

It's still not clear exactly what happened but there are at least some reports that make it look much better for JB.

Kansas City's 610 Sports Radio has the news that it may have been Jones that struck first:

Now on 610 Sports Radio @ravensinsider reports #Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin broke his thumb in weight room altercation with Thomas Jones after Jones sucker-punched Baldwin following verbal sparring

For the record, Baldwin returned to practice over the weekend, but with the broken thumb, will be out of action for a little while.

When the news about the fight broke, many pointed out that Jones was a stand up veteran guy and conclusions were reached. Regardless of who started the fight, it was the last thing Baldwin needed after much speculation about his attitude. But if this is true and Baldwin wasn't the one who started the physicality, then he shouldn't be blamed for it.

Chiefs blog Arrowhead Addict probably has it about right in saying that Baldwin was probably acting a bit spoiled about rookie hazing, but Jones was wrong for what he did.

Either way, like SB Nation Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride puts it, it's time for this story to die.