Flyers mascot Gritty cleared of claim he assaulted teen fan
Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty has been cleared of allegations that he assaulted a 13-year-old boy during a photo shoot, police said.
Chris Greenwell and his son Brandon met the hairy, googly-eyed mascot at a November event for season ticket holders. Greenwell has said that as Brandon walked away from the mascot, Gritty ran out of his chair and “punched my son as hard as he could."
Greenwell filed a complaint with police Dec. 21.
But police announced Monday that their investigation determined that "the actions of the individual portraying the Flyers' mascot did not constitute physical assault as alleged."
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