Arizona State University has apologized and offered to cover the medical expenses of local councilman after the university's mascot, Sparky, injured the man by jumping on his back. The councilman, David Schapira, was still recovering from back surgery during last week's football game when Sparky playfully jumped on Schapira's back, resulting in a torn muscle. "ASU sincerely apologizes for Sparky's excessive exuberance at Friday night's game," the university told the local ABC affiliate.
Schapira recounted the incident on Twitter:
Finally home from the hospital! Here's what happened Friday that put me back in hospital 2 months after back surgery: pic.twitter.com/FGdpVli3x9-- David Schapira (@dschapira) Sept. 22, 2015