Jaguars apologize for mascot's Ebola joke
The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized for their mascot making an Ebola joke as he mocked the Pittsburgh Steelers' Terrible Towels on Sunday.
Jaxson de Ville held up a sign that read "TOWELS CARRY EBOLA" as he toted a yellow Terrible Towel
Jaguars team president Mark Lamping disavowed any prior knowledge about the sign.
"Improvisation and humor have both been key elements to the character of Jaxson de Ville, especially when he performs at home games," Lamping said. "On Sunday, the person who has played Jaxson de Ville over the past 20 seasons made an extremely poor decision in that regard.
"The team was unaware of this inappropriate sign, which was hand-made by Jaxson during the fourth quarter of yesterday's game, until after it had been displayed. We are handling the matter internally and taking it very seriously. We extend our sincerest apologies to anyone who was offended."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun