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UNC Tar Heel Mascot In Critical Condition

The student who wears the North Carolina mascot uniform remained in remained critical condition today after being hit by a car while walking outside a hotel the previous day.

Jason Ray, a senior from Concord, North Carolina, was to have performed inside the Rameses costume during last night's East Regional semifinal between the Tar Heels and Southern California.

He was injured while walking in the afternoon in Fort Lee, New Jersey, a few miles from the Meadowlands complex where the game was played. Ray was taken to Hackensack Medical Center, where police say he was in critical condition.

There were no witnesses to the accident, which is still under investigation.


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