Unconscious Denver Nuggets Mascot Lowered Onto Game Floor, Horrifies Fans

The NBA team's mascot, Rocky, reportedly suffered a dizzy spell and passed out while being lowered from the rafters during Friday night's season opener in Denver. He's expected to be OK, Tom Merolla at CBS Denver reported.

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Nuggets mascot was just lowered from the ceiling limp and then just laid down on the floor. Wat

Dane Carbaugh

@danecarbaugh

Nuggets mascot was just lowered from the ceiling limp and then just laid down on the floor. Wat

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Trouble for Rocky at tonight's #Nuggets game. Lowered from the rafters unconscious.

Tom Merolla

@TomM_CBS4

Trouble for Rocky at tonight's #Nuggets game. Lowered from the rafters unconscious.

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The incident, which played out in front of the audience, reportedly gave many fans a scare. The mascot left the game and didn't return, but is expected to recover.

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