Dave… thank you for your email…I think that this statement from UConn accurately reflects the events of the evening. We all help that the young man makes a full and healthy recovery. Good luck to your team the rest of the way. Sincerely, Mike Enright, Associate AD, Communications
The costumed mascot for Iowa State University suffered a broken arm while in the University of Connecticut student section at Friday night’s football game between the two schools.
The student in the mascot costume was treated by the East Hartford (Conn.) Fire Department EMTs and examined by orthopedic doctors from both the UConn and Iowa State sports medicine staffs. The student was transported to the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington (Conn.), where he was treated and released and
was able to fly home on the school’s charter plane back to Ames, Iowa, following the game.
Officers from the Connecticut State Police immediately investigated the incident through a series of interviews with witnesses, including the student in the ISU mascot costume who was injured. The police determined there was no physical altercation tied to the event and no charges were filed. Instead, it was determined that the injuries were caused when the student in the mascot costumed tripped down the stairs. These facts were confirmed by the student mascot in an interview with the police.
In addition, there were no patrons ejected from the game because of the incident.
Officials from both the UConn and Iowa State athletic departments worked together to make sure that the student received the proper medical treatment. Before departing Rentschler Field to return back to Ames, officials from ISU indicated that they were satisfied with the findings of the police.