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Man who plays Pats mascot arrested in prostitution sting

A man who plays New England’s professional football mascot has been arrested for soliciting someone to pat his patriot.

The Rhode Island State Police announced a slew of recent arrests for prostitution-related crimes.  The list includes 47-year-old Robert Sormanti, who is one of the several people who don the outfit of the Patriots mascot.

“The Pat Patriot mascot costume is worn by
multiple people, each of whom are held responsible and accountable for
their actions. The individual in question has been suspended,” the team said in a statement Friday night. “The
mascot responsibilities will continue to be fulfilled by others.”

The arrest of Sormanti and 13 others are the first since Rhode Island’s governor closed a loophole that made “indoor prostitution” legal. 

The real victims here are the other unlucky guys and gals who dress as Pat Patriot.  Sormanti just guaranteed them Sundays filled with sarcastic, heckling jokes.

So maybe things won’t be that different.

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66 Responses to “Man who plays Pats mascot arrested in prostitution sting”
  1. raiders177 says: Dec 11, 2009 7:38 PM

    Was Belicheck video taping?

  2. Rachel Uchitel says: Dec 11, 2009 7:39 PM

    Haha!

  3. Fart Face Killa says: Dec 11, 2009 7:39 PM

    LOL

  4. Sporkdevil says: Dec 11, 2009 7:41 PM

    Add him to the turd list!

  5. efangule says: Dec 11, 2009 7:42 PM

    raiders177 says:
    Was Belicheck video taping?
    ————-
    hahahahahahah
    Best joke i’ve heard all week!!

  6. ladybucs&steelersnut says: Dec 11, 2009 7:43 PM

    Rosenthal…that was priceless!!! “soliciting someone to pat his patriot”.

  7. ATLien says: Dec 11, 2009 7:48 PM

    Was he sent home too?

  8. EdgarSnyder says: Dec 11, 2009 7:49 PM

    patriotic pimp.
    god bless america.

  9. Contra says: Dec 11, 2009 7:49 PM

    Great….now mascots are getting busted…our PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!

  10. pdxbolt4life says: Dec 11, 2009 7:54 PM

    You cannot make shit like that up!! Classic!! Come here n pat my patriot baby!!!!

  11. joelbcajun says: Dec 11, 2009 7:55 PM

    Yup he missed practice was sent home and had nothing to do? Thought about his Tiger Woods figurines and went for it. WHO DAT!!!!

  12. rjgreen3 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:01 PM

    guess he wasn’t sent home soon enough! belichick will be sending you home too only for good1

  13. fellasheowed says: Dec 11, 2009 8:06 PM

    pat the patriot?
    we need a real reporter on the scene to ask the tough questions on this.
    giving or receiving?

  14. DoomsDayD75 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:09 PM

    I don’t really see anything funny about it. It sucks for that guy. He was just trying to get laid, and as a professional mascot, his options to acquire that legally are limited.
    The puritanical laws of this country are such bullshit. No paying for sex, no gambling, no soft drugs. No fun.

  15. Cubano says: Dec 11, 2009 8:09 PM

    “soliciting someone to pat his patriot” Well played Gregg, well played in deed!

  16. Gene Simmon's Tongue says: Dec 11, 2009 8:11 PM

    Will it be sold on the internet?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  17. CABroncoFan says: Dec 11, 2009 8:13 PM

    buahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  18. TheSpaz says: Dec 11, 2009 8:20 PM

    You would figure he could use his “status” in a bar after the game and nail some 2am pretty for free..

  19. Gibbon Randolph says: Dec 11, 2009 8:22 PM

    @ Contra
    Well played.

  20. Laxer37 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:40 PM

    Pretty sure the Bengals have already inquired about this guy’s availability.

  21. Bigbluefan says: Dec 11, 2009 8:42 PM

    Hey just like the team he did not score just like the pats this year a bust

  22. AutumnWind999 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:44 PM

    “A man who plays New England’s professional football mascot has been arrested for soliciting someone to pat his patriot.”
    ————-
    LMAO.
    Rosenthal, you deserve a pulitzer for that one. And since I don’t think there are any actual newspapers left you may just get one. Something. At least an honorary “Slammy” award from the WWE is in order, no?

  23. bcdc26 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:45 PM

    If I were one of the other mascots, I’d be more worried about the crabs than the jokes.

  24. Bill Cowher's Chin says: Dec 11, 2009 8:51 PM

    whatdiga says:
    December 11, 2009 7:42 PM
    raiders177 says:
    Was Belicheck video taping?
    ————-
    hahahahahahah
    Best joke i’ve heard all week!!
    ____________________________________
    That is the best joke you have heard all week??? Really? I guess it has been a sad week. The Tiger jokes alone have been better than that.
    Here you go: Osama bin Laden was hiking through the mountains in Pakistan, on his way back in Afghanistan. He stumbles across a bottle, picks it up, and poof, a white, female genie pops out. She tells him it is her duty to grant him a wish, before she can go back into the bottle. He swears at her, calls her and infedel, and says he wants no wishes. She again tells him, that she will be with him forever, until he asks for a wish. So Osama thinks about, and finally decides, he wants to wake up the next morning in bed with 3 American females. The genie says it shall be so. The next morning he wakes up with Tonya Harding, Lorena Bobbitt,a nd Nancy pelosi in his bed. He realize his knee is broken, his dick was chopped on, and he has no health insurance…..
    LMFAO, now that is a joke

  25. tacious says: Dec 11, 2009 8:54 PM

    Classic!

  26. DeVoodoo says: Dec 11, 2009 8:57 PM

    Of all the controversial things the Patriots are accused of videotaping, this is the footage I want to see the most.

  27. Opie says: Dec 11, 2009 8:59 PM

    Rumor has it that it was Chris Hansen from NBC’s Dateline that caught him………
    The really sad thing is that he was wearing the costume when he was caught and the Miami mascot was there for some Dolphin sex……. you know, the sound when you slip your girl the finger in the booty…….”ehh-ehhhh-eh-ehhhh”

  28. leatherneck says: Dec 11, 2009 9:06 PM

    Dear Tiger Woods,
    There’s a job that just opened up with your name on it.

  29. TylerDurden says: Dec 11, 2009 9:07 PM

    Karma, people. From the tuck to false injury reports to cheating. Looks like the devil’s come to collect his due…

  30. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Dec 11, 2009 9:15 PM

    My patriot is effin ginormous.

  31. ravensos says: Dec 11, 2009 9:17 PM

    Taco Bill..work your magic!

  32. hizzle1281 says: Dec 11, 2009 9:21 PM

    @ Contra
    is that from dumb and dumber?
    hahahaha if so………CLASSIC

  33. nflpats says: Dec 11, 2009 9:23 PM

    All I want to know is: Did he measure it and go for it, or did he punt

  34. steveinohio says: Dec 11, 2009 9:25 PM

    That’s strange. I would assume a guy that likes to play dress up would have no trouble getting laid. I figured those guys and the Trekkies are the ones getting all the action.

  35. nflpats says: Dec 11, 2009 9:26 PM

    no wonder he is always smiling

  36. Juan says: Dec 11, 2009 9:35 PM

    Wow, can’t the government understand that in this economy working as a mascot doesn’t provide enough income to sustain a family.

  37. scrapdawg12 says: Dec 11, 2009 9:41 PM

    Was it Tiger Woods? Is Belicheat a high paying customer?

  38. Tim says: Dec 11, 2009 9:47 PM

    Opie, you’re embarrassing yourself again, stop it.

  39. snnyjcbs says: Dec 11, 2009 9:53 PM

    What a bunch of lame ass states. Busting people for gambling and sex. With all the real crime that is out there. Glad to live in Nevada, last of the truly FREE places to live.

  40. Kevin_B says: Dec 11, 2009 9:57 PM

    Fitting, lately the Pats can’t even buy a score.

  41. JimmySmith says: Dec 11, 2009 10:13 PM

    If Bob Kraft can condone his head coach cheating, why does he has a problem with a lowly mascot wanting to play hide with salami with the local hooker. It seems the mascot’s transgressions are minor compared to Bellicheat’s.

  42. INVAIDUH says: Dec 11, 2009 10:46 PM

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAZHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHYOUAHAHAHAHADUMPSAHAHAHAHAHAHASUCKAHAHAHAHAHASH!THAHAHAHAHAHA….. WHEW …………..
    AHAHUAHAHSUKAHAHAHAHADIKHOLZHAHAHAHAHAHGFYHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHH….
    Now show us your secret tape….Cheatuhs*
    Never met a Pats* fan EVAH, until 2002…

  43. SmellyJoe says: Dec 11, 2009 10:55 PM

    “Debbie Does Dallas” Part II – “Debbie Does Patriots”

  44. BENACCI says: Dec 11, 2009 11:03 PM

    I wonder if Belichek gave the Mascot a “Hoddie” for Protection?

  45. kilo31actual says: Dec 11, 2009 11:04 PM

    Tiger Woods has found his wing man.

  46. BENACCI says: Dec 11, 2009 11:04 PM

    Edit*
    I wonder if Belichek gave the Mascot a “Huddie” for Protection?

  47. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Dec 11, 2009 11:16 PM

    Who was the prostitute? Was it Ragnar?

  48. philwauke says: Dec 11, 2009 11:40 PM

    How much does a hooker charge a minuteman?

  49. danlinker says: Dec 12, 2009 12:18 AM

    OK, that’s it. I am done. Cannot bash the pats any more. It’s just gotten too funny. I am going to sit back, relax, and watch the implosion.

  50. pfii63 says: Dec 12, 2009 12:39 AM

    LOL… and Pat the Patriot is still getting more action than any of the Steelers’ players!

  51. Lord Humungus says: Dec 12, 2009 1:15 AM

    the chick he propositioned turned out to be Kordell Stewart in drag

  52. SprintPhoneFTW says: Dec 12, 2009 3:04 AM

    The only non-moronic comment in the bunch…
    # DoomsDayD75 says: December 11, 2009 8:09 PM
    I don’t really see anything funny about it. It sucks for that guy. He was just trying to get laid, and as a professional mascot, his options to acquire that legally are limited.
    The puritanical laws of this country are such bullshit. No paying for sex, no gambling, no soft drugs. No fun.

  53. mlegue810 says: Dec 12, 2009 4:31 AM

    It’s nice to see the wheels finally falling off for the Pats. Big head Belichick and pretty boy Brady deserve a little reality check.

  54. mnmaverick says: Dec 12, 2009 8:15 AM

    Nope, Pat hasn’t shown up at “Hurrah’s” yet.

  55. Patsfan1776 says: Dec 12, 2009 8:29 AM

    So maybe Adalius Thomas won’t be on the bench Sunday. Hmmmm???

  56. stanjam says: Dec 12, 2009 10:09 AM

    What the mascot did was nothing compared to BB? You really believe that? Regardless of what you think about prostitution laws, what the mascot did was illegal. What BB did wasn’t. That alone should be your first major clue about the difference. What BB did was something to help his team win, what the mascot did wasn’t, and that should be your second major clue. Had the Patriots pressed the matter, they probably would have won in a court of law. I doubt the same goes for the mascot. This is because the laws that govern business are pretty specific, and the rule that BB got hung on was pretty unclear. Not to mention that the practice was widespread, and the league knew it, and they hung BB as an example. Lastly, what BB did was an incredibly minor thing, and everyone who bothers to do some real research knows this. Statistically, it did little to nothing for the team. In fact, it might have hurt them some.
    What the mascot did was illegal. That is why Kraft makes the distinction. What BB did wasn’t. Get a clue haters, and wake up. Come forward to 2009 while the year is still here. It misses you.

  57. Rustytrombone says: Dec 12, 2009 10:24 AM

    What the hell is going on with the Patriots? We are falling apart at every corner……jesus!

  58. KingJoe! says: Dec 12, 2009 10:32 AM

    Ahhh yes another moral victory for our government. The righteous few, who dictate acceptable standards for the many deserve another round of applause. You have successfully ruined another life, based on YOUR moral code of conduct.

  59. CynicL1 says: Dec 12, 2009 10:34 AM

    Understand the working girls nick name for him was the “minute man” and not in a complimentary way..

  60. CKL says: Dec 12, 2009 10:52 AM

    Kevin_B says:
    December 11, 2009 9:57 PM
    Fitting, lately the Pats can’t even buy a score.
    _______________________________
    HAHAHA..as a Pats fan I found this the funniest comment on the story. Nicely done!
    See, low grade morons? You can make a joke at the expense of the Pats and if it is…. YOU KNOW… ACTUALLY FUNNY, most of us will laugh. Bring that tired “Bellicheat” crap on here? Not so much.

  61. bluestree says: Dec 12, 2009 11:21 AM

    Can’t believe PFT missed the funniest part of this from the original reporting. Pat the Patriot, known by the ladies of the night as “the Revolutionary Minuteman”. This was reported as being a term of derision. Man, you pay them and they still diss you Pat?

  62. shake&bake says: Dec 12, 2009 11:30 AM

    stanjam ……… Shut you Fuc*1ng mouth !!!!!

  63. HerbertJablonski says: Dec 12, 2009 11:44 AM

    did he look like this?
    http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2008/01/27/1201457378_8322.jpg

  64. FlorioBorio says: Dec 12, 2009 11:04 PM

    stanjam says:
    December 12, 2009 10:09 AM
    What the mascot did was nothing compared to BB? You really believe that? Regardless of what you think about prostitution laws, what the mascot did was illegal. What BB did wasn’t. That alone should be your first major clue about the difference. What BB did was something to help his team win, what the mascot did wasn’t, and that should be your second major clue. Had the Patriots pressed the matter, they probably would have won in a court of law. I doubt the same goes for the mascot. This is because the laws that govern business are pretty specific, and the rule that BB got hung on was pretty unclear. Not to mention that the practice was widespread, and the league knew it, and they hung BB as an example. Lastly, what BB did was an incredibly minor thing, and everyone who bothers to do some real research knows this. Statistically, it did little to nothing for the team. In fact, it might have hurt them some.
    What the mascot did was illegal. That is why Kraft makes the distinction. What BB did wasn’t. Get a clue haters, and wake up. Come forward to 2009 while the year is still here. It misses you.
    _____________
    ONE WORD TRANSLATION: WAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!
    STFU, stanjamshiscawkinanotherpatsfansbutt.

  65. goetta-head says: Jan 8, 2010 3:36 PM

    Was it Jim Carrey that arrested him?

  66. rnls105 says: Sep 14, 2010 5:28 PM

    Wonder if he was hanging out with Tiger Woods, Daunte Culpepper, Fred Smoot, Moe Williams and Bryant McKinnie, Alex Rodriguez, Lawrence “LT” Taylor prior to his arrest?

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