Nuggets mascot made an unauthorized appearance at a GOP event

Wednesday October 1st, 2014

The actor who plays Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky is in trouble with the team after making an unauthorized appearance at a GOP fundraising event.

It seems Rocky took it upon himself to appear at the Mitt Romney-hosted fundraiser for Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, which is not exactly the image the team is trying to project, team marketing manager Graham Wincott told the Denver Post.

"As a sports team, we want to be apolitical," Wincott said. "Two things we never touch on are politics and religion."

The team met with the man behind the mascot on Tuesday to discuss the matter, and Kroenke Sports Enterprises, which owns the Nuggets, as well as the Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Rams and Arsenal, is implementing a new policy for all team associated mascots.

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Rocky's presence at the rally was first noted when the state GOP office sent out this now deleted tweet

@cologop/Twitter via Denver Post

What kind of democracy doesn't let anthropomorphic cats celebrate their political beliefs?

Brendan Maloy

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