Pat the Patriot took a huge hit from Jamal Adams. 

The actual person in the costume need treatment following the bone crushing hit. 

Adams was on the sidelines at Pro Bowl training in Orlando, Florida, earlier this week when he spotted the New England mascot nearby.

Breaking away from signing autographs, the 23-year-old told fans:

“I’m gonna go knock this mascot out,” before charging at the unsuspecting Pat and taking him down.

He later posted footage of the hit, joking: 

“This one is for every Patriots hater out there! I got y’all!”

The laughs turned to concern however when Adams later said that the man in the costume had been taken to hospital.

“He [the mascot] was running around and everybody was booing him, so I said, ‘You know what? Let me go tackle him,'” Adams told ESPN.

“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.”

He appeared much less concerned in a separate interview, in which he was filmed saying: 

“They’re not happy with me right now. The NFL is calling my phone, blowing me up, saying that I put him in the hospital so I gotta go check on him, make sure he’s OK.

“But do I regret it? No!”

Pat was seen back at Pro Bowl training on Thursday, although it’s unclear whether it was the same person in the costume.  

My guess is probably not. 

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