New England Patriots

By Matt McCarthy,

Jets safety Jamal Adams went viral on Wednesday when he body-slammed Patriots mascot Pat Patriot as part of the Pro Bowl festivities in Orlando.

Does he regret the incident?

Adams spoke with Michael DiRocco of, and seemed to indicate that the person inside the mascot costume actually did need medical attention.

“I didn’t hit him that hard,” Adams said. “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.”

Adams and the Jets defense gave up 38 points to the Patriots on December 30. He is 0-4 against New England in his career.

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