Patriots Mascot Busted With Hooker*
*Well, one of the guys inside the costume, anyway
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2009 7:25 PM CST
New England Patriots mascot Pat.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A prostitution sting in Rhode Island netted an unusual John, or, rather, an unusual Pat—as in one of the men who plays Pat Patriot, the huge-foam-headed mascot of the New England Patriots. Robert Sormanti, 47, was among 14 charged; there was no indication he was wearing his costume when busted.

“The Patriot mascot costume is worn by multiple people, all are held responsible for their actions,” the team tells the Providence Journal. “The individual in question has been suspended.”