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Deontay Wilder smashes mascot on television, ‘breaks their jaw’

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Wilder reportedly ‘didn’t know’ there was a real person inside.

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So, another ridiculous thing just happened...Deontay Wilder recently appeared on an ESPN show and decided to flash his power on some poor soul in a mascot costume (who probably doesn’t even have healthcare benefits).

Just have a look...

Word is spreading that the person inside the suit suffered a broken jaw from the punch. Oh — and that Wilder apparently “didn’t realize” there was an actual person in that outfit when he leveled it, which is the most mindbogglingly hilarious part of the story.

I don’t know who’s at most to blame for this whole thing. What producer thought this bit would be a good idea? What did Wilder think was inside that costume?! Do mascots get hazard pay?! I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!

What I do know, however, is that this is a personal injury lawyer’s dream come true. And if everything works out as it should that mascot will be earning enough to retire from that hard knock life.