Mississippi State came away with a thrilling overtime victory against Ole Miss in the annual Egg Bowl on Thursday night. Unfortunately, it was not all smiles for the Bulldogs and their fans when the final whistle sounded. Some were left concerned about their mascot “Bully,” who was clipped by an ESPN TV cart on the sideline during the game.
According to Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin, the student who works as Bully, Michaela Mills, suffered a broken leg after she was accidentally hit. Mills was placed in an air cast on Thursday night and had surgery to repair the compound fracture on Friday morning. Some people thought the incident was staged because Mills was still in costume as she was rolled away on a stretcher.
state's mascot was just run over by the ESPN golf cart… pic.twitter.com/0NmjbzYHRT
— Luke Shemwell (@Lucipher_Shem) November 29, 2013
Here’s hoping she has a speedy recovery and the person driving the ESPN TV cart pays closer attention to where they’re going next time.
H/T SB Nation