Video: Pacers Player Punches Cavs Mascot, Sends Him to the Hospital


Here's the video from the incident a couple nights ago when Pacers' player David West jacked Moondog in the face — playfully, we assume — but did some real damage, sending the human inside to the hospital with an eye injury.

Even from the cheap-seats view, you can tell the punch landed squarely enough that the mascot head was no protection at all.

This is just one more reminder that the lives of mascots are not all hot-dog-shooting guns and hokey dance moves. Moondog's had a rough year. You'll remember, he already hurt his balls. Now, his face.

Video from a tipster. Sure looks like that hurt.

About The Author

Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
Scroll to read more Cleveland Sports articles


Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.