Found April 27, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
TEAMS: Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns Gorilla ended up with a bloody nose after taking a punch to the face because of some playful antics gone wrong. The Gorilla was at a Dave & Buster’s in Tempe, Arizona on Tuesday night for an event and tried high-fiving a fan. The fan didn’t participate because he’s a Heat fan, and the mascot responded with a playful kick. The Heat fan had a completely normal reaction: He punched the mascot in the face. The Gorilla, played by someone different from the game-day mascot, ended up with a bloody nose. A police report was filed, though both parties agreed not to press charges. Between the Suns Gorilla and the Cavaliers’ Moondog, we’re seeing way too many mascots on the DL these days. That’s why the mascots usually plan out their skits to ensure they’re dealing with someone who won’t deck them. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
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