Green Bay Packers running back and former Boston College star AJ Dillon must have had some pent-up frustration this offseason. Dillon was asked to do a football drill against the Kenosha Kingfish mascot for fun on Saturday night, but the running back wasn’t about to take it easy on him and ended up sending the poor mascot threw the air and knocking his head off.
— Kenosha Kingfish (@KenoshaKingfish) July 17, 2022
Dillon and other Packers and NFL players were participating in a charity softball event, though the hit would not be described as “charitable.”
Naturally, the hit went viral across social media and the reactions from fans, players, and media across the NFL were hilarious, although you’ve got to feel sorry for the poor mascot who has to live with this for the rest of his life.
George Teague, who played for the Dallas Cowboys back in the 90s, participated in the event. He offered his observations on what took place.
Remember that time you said “Even I could have made that tackle”. Take a look at what it looks like when people think they can tackle a pro running back. Meet AJ Dillion, RB with the Packers. This happened at the charity softball game I was at this weekend. I saw it live. 💀 pic.twitter.com/uHX2vhHEcc
— George Teague (@Teaguefootball) July 17, 2022
NFL analyst Warren Sharp, also thought the hit was pretty funny along with a few fans.
imagine getting paid in free hot dogs to be a fish mascot for a minor league baseball team & then one night they tell you to line up for a drill vs Packers RB AJ Dillon 😂💀pic.twitter.com/eAz9GcQJXY
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) July 17, 2022
Most Packers fans seem to be hyped by Dillon’s hit and can’t wait to see what he can do on the field for their favorite team in the upcoming 2022 season.
— John (@johnnyphotogSTL) July 17, 2022
AJ Dillion sat that man down 😂😂😂 https://t.co/agm5E0tnfp
— Victor Downing (@CoachVicDowning) July 17, 2022
And even his teammates appreciated the highlight.
“911. I’d like to report a dead body..” https://t.co/aZtDh94Gtl
— David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) July 17, 2022