Who started it? Well, apparently, Big Blue pulled Pistol Pete's mustache. Big Blue the bull ended up pulling off the fake mustache.. Pistol Pete then pursued the bull and tried to choke him into submission. Mascots Behaving Badly
A Diamondbacks' mascot, Baxter, was recently fired for allegedly driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He may also have smoked some marijuana earlier in the day.
The Penn State Nittany Lion mascot was suspended after a DUI charge in November. This resulted in the student actor missing the Rose Bowl. Pittsburgh Steelers' team mascot, Steely McBeam, was arrested and accused of DUI.
Mariners' Moose hit former Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp with an ATV in 2007. Also in 2007, San Francisco's Giants mascot Lou Seal allegedly got in trouble for challenging Dodgers fan to a fist fight. Benny the Bull got in trouble for shooting a T-shirt gun at two Boston Celtics last year.
NMSU ended up winning 71-70. Apparently the $100 Big Blue accepted for pulling off Pistol Pete's mustache will be donated to Kids Kottage, a shelter for abused and neglected children. Since NMSU won and the charity is $100.00 richer, perhaps this one would be a good "no call."