Jaguars Apologize For Mascot's Ebola Joke

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Put that headline in a time capsule, so future generations can recall the brief period of time Ebola was in the news and the Jaguars were an NFL team.

Jaxson de Ville, best known for handing Mike Florio his ass in a Twitter beef, made his feelings known during yesterday's game against the Steelers by holding up a Terrible Towel and a sign reading "towels carry Ebola."


It was not particularly funny or epidemiologically accurate, but mascotting's tough; no one bats 1.000. Still, the Jaguars have gotten out in front of a controversy that was never particularly controversial, issuing a statement of apology for de Ville:

From team president Mark Lamping:

"Improvisation and humor have both been key elements to the character of Jaxson de Ville, especially when he performs at home games. 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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