Patriots mascot not hospitalized, but did seek on-site medical treatment after being tackled by Jets S Jamal Adams at Pro Bowl

Ryan Hannable
January 25, 2019 - 12:15 am
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On Thursday, video of Jets safety Jamal Adams tackling Pat Patriot at a Pro Bowl event from the day before went viral.

Apparently the Patriots mascot was getting booed all day at practice on Wednesday, so Adams decided to tackle him (see below).

"He (the mascot) was running around and everybody was booing him, so I said, ‘You know what? Let me go tackle him,’" Adams said Thursday, via ESPN. "I didn’t hit him that hard, man. All jokes aside, I didn’t hit him that hard. I don’t know what’s really going on, but they did tell me he’s in the hospital. My intention was never to hurt him. it was all about just a joke but I definitely want to check on him and make sure everything is good. At the end of the day we were out here just having fun and it wasn’t nothing intentionally to try to hurt the guy."

In a later interview with ESPN's Dianna Russini, Adams said he did not regret what he did.

According to a Patriots spokesman, the mascot was not hospitalized, but did seek attention from the on-site medic following the "painful" attack.

Pat Patriot did appear to be back in action on Thursday.

While the mascot was not seriously hurt, it's pretty clear it was not staged and what happened is not a good look for the Jets safety.

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