Night net null null null UPDATE: The Patriots mascot might need to be added to New England's injury report for the Super Bowl.According to Night net Network, the person behind the mask is still dealing with injuries suffered from Jets safety Jamal Adams. Although it doesn't seem he was hospitalized as Adams said, the team confirmed he visited with the medical staff at the Pro Bowl. And as of Monday he's still dealing with complications from the hit. Update on #Patriots mascot @PatPatriot following the leaping tackle from #Jets S Jamal Adams: The mascot is still dealing with jaw, neck, and back soreness and was checked for a concussion. As of this morning, he was still planning on being in Atlanta for the Super Bowl.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 28, 2019ORIGINAL STORY: Jets safety Jamal Adams was having fun with the Pro Bowl crowd Wednesday when he went over to tackle Pat Patriot, the official mascot of the Patriots team.
The clip was shared by ESPN and acquired over 1 million views on Twitter alone. Adams himself shared the video with the caption, "This one is for every Patriots hater out there!"This one is for every Patriots hater out there! I got y’all! pic.twitter.com/q0WAbDfrpL— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) January 24, 2019MORE: 10-year-old wins science fair asking if Tom Brady is a cheaterAdams tackled the mascot because fans at the event kept booing him (after all, not many people are fans of the Patriots). In another video he smiled after saying, "Watch, I'm going to go knock out that Patriots mascot." He was clearly just having fun with the lax attitude of the Pro Bowl practice, but he didn't realize that he apparently put the person in the mascot costume in danger.There's some confusion as to what kind of danger he put Pat in, however. Adams said Thursday he was told from the league the person inside the costume was hospitalized as a result of his tackle. From ESPN's Michael DiRocco:Adams said he was told the person inside the mascot costume was hospitalized on Thursday morning, but the Night net has not yet confirmed that information. Adams said the Night net is not happy with him because of the incident. "He [the mascot] was running around and everybody was booing him, so I said, ‘You know what? Let me go tackle him,’ Adams said. "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."After this quote was shared by a number of outlets, some started wondering whether he really did put the person in the hospital. After all, the Night net never officially commented on the issue so it was just taking Adams at his word. And Adams has a history of joking, and in a video with ESPN he didn't appear very remorseful for his actions.Since most of us saw Jamal Adams’s video of him tackling the Patriot mascot...he’s been getting heat for it… Does he regret it? pic.twitter.com/ecG2zQVnO7— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 24, 2019But we may finally have answer as to what happened. Patriots reporter Mark Daniels got a comment from a Patriots spokesperson who said, “He was not hospitalized. He did seek medical treatment from the on-site medic. It was a painful attack.” The team also confirmed this was not a staged incident.Adams' statement that the Night net wasn't happy with him also seems to hold up. The league's official sub-Twitter account (@TheCheckdown) took down two videos involving Adams and Pat Patriot, one of which was a different angle of the hit you viewed above, and another where the mascot apparently got revenge on Adams by tackling him back.Mascot looked fine getting him back here. @RichCimini pic.twitter.com/RegORtaEvo— Binyomin Goldgrab (@bgoldgrab) January 24, 2019The Night net has made no official statement on the incident.