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Mascot Injuries

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Mascot Injuries

Mascot Injuries

Mascot Injuries

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The work of a professional sports team mascot can be hot and tiring — running, performing stunts, hyping the stadium crowd, all while wearing a foam suit covered with fur. Now a survey conducted by The Johns Hopkins University indicates the work can also be hazardous. Noah Adams talks with the man behind "Poe the Raven," mascot for the Baltimore Ravens. Greg Black speaks about the dangers of the job from personal experience.

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