By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
There's a new development in the Jamal Adams-Pat Patriot saga.
The Patriots now say that the person inside the Pat Patriot costume was not hospitalized after being tackled by Adams at a Pro Bowl event earlier this week, but he apparently did seek medical attention following the incident.
On the Patriots mascot incident with Jamal Adams, from a team spokesperson: “He was not hospitalized. He did seek medical treatment from the on-site medic. It was a painful attack.”
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) January 25, 2019
Adams has been vocal on social media about the incident, which was apparently not staged.
C'mon! Don't make nothin into something! Life's too short!
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) January 24, 2019
It was initially believed the person playing Pat Patriot was hospitalized after Adams said multiple times on Thursday that he had put the man in the hospital.
"I didn’t hit him that hard," Adams told ESPN's Michael DiRocco. "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.”
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 23, 2019
Maybe this is the end of the Jamal Adams-Pat Patriot saga. Or maybe Pat Patriot could sue.
But one thing for sure is certain: Pat Patriot is off to Atlanta for Super Bowl week, and Jamal Adams is heading home after the Pro Bowl.
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