Flyers Mascot Gritty Cleared of Assault Against Teenage Boy by Philadelphia Police

Flyers mascot Gritty has been cleared of physical assault by local police. | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Gritty won't be headed to the slammer, and will continue to pump fans up at Flyers games moving forward. Yup, you read that correctly.

Last year, the infamous Philly mascot was alleged to have assaulted a teenage boy following a photoshoot at the Wells Fargo Arena, which surfaced in the news cycle a few weeks back. However, it was announced on Monday that Gritty has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

According to a local report, a complaint was filed after a 13-year-old fan took his photo with Gritty, but then tapped him on the head moments later. Gritty then allegedly punched the boy in the back.

After a thorough investigation by the South Detective Division of the Philadelphia police, it was deemed Gritty did not commit physical assault against the young boy.

Following the news this morning, the Flyers' front office wasted no time in releasing a statement on Gritty being found innocent. For now, Gritty will continue to cheer on his team, as the Flyers hold 63 points through 52 games.