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

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

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

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.

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