Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon has gone viral over the weekend over footage that emerged of him with a minor league baseball mascot.
It is pretty fun to see sports come together sometimes, especially if it can be done in a light-hearted way, such as this past week when a few members of the Arsenal squad met up with Baltimore Ravens defender Marlon Humphrey to engage in some keepie-uppies.
And with the NFL season some time away and players not getting back in proper training and drills for another week or so, this is a good chance for a lot of NFL players to get involved with some charity work and be involved in their local community.
However, Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon appeared to have something else on his mind this weekend as he took part in a celebrity softball game in Kenosha, Wisconsin and was involved in an incident with a mascot.
Waiting for his moment
Dillon has established himself as a very important member of the Packers offense in recent seasons, although he has had to share the running back spot with teammate Aaron Jones which meant that his numbers from last season were good, but not overly impressive compared to what a normal starting running back would expect to get.
With 803 rushing yards and rushing 8 touchdowns he did however manage to lead the team in both categories, this was despite only starting just two games and working off of 183 rushing attempts, which averaged out at 11 per game over the 17-game season.
It will be interesting to see if the Packers stick with the two running backs this season or if they lean more on one rather than the other, but Dillon made himself known to management this past weekend with his actions.
Will run through anyone and everyone
Quite how the incident came about is a mystery, but it really is something to see. Dillon and the mascot of the Kenosha Kingfish, nicknamed Elvis, took part in a traditional 1v1 drill that sees both players lie on their back, get up on the whistle and then run into each other with the aim of recreating a running back meeting a defender trying to make a tackle.
Dillon came out the winner in this situation and in spectacular fashion:
Looking at the clip, we’re not quite sure which is worse, how hard he took the hit, or the fact his head came off, which is a big no-no for mascots, and hopefully he isn’t kicked out of the fraternity for it.