New England Patriots

By Matt McCarthy,

The Patriots are entering Super Bowl week as healthy as they could possibly be.

The same cannot be said for poor Pat Patriot.

According to Ian Rapoport, Pat Patriot, or the man inside the Pat Patriot costume, is still in pain after Jets safety Jamal Adams tackled him at a Pro Bowl event last week.

It was initially reported that the man was hospitalized, but the Patriots later clarified that he sought medical attention from onsite medical personnel after Adams body-slammed him.

The tackle was not staged.

Adams initially expressed no remorse for the incident, saying he was not sorry when he was first asked about the tackle the next day. He later changed his tune in a conversation with ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.

“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,” Adams said. 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, in what some would view as a punishment from the NFL, played in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. He earned defensive MVP honors with a sack and an interception.

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