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August 21, 2014

Chiefs’ KC Wolf mascot reaches settlement after zip-line accident

Dan Meers, who performs as the Chiefs’ mascot, KC Wolf, reached a confidential settlement in a lawsuit regarding severe injuries he sustained last November while rehearsing a pre-game, zip-line routine at Arrowhead Stadium. The amount of the settlement and identity of the party are part of the confidentiality agreement, said Meers’ attorney, Tim Dollar, who emphasized the party was not the Chiefs.

Dan Meers, who performs as the Chiefs’ mascot, KC Wolf, reached a confidential settlement with an unnamed party concerning severe injuries he sustained last November while rehearsing a pre-game, zip-line routine at Arrowhead Stadium.

Meers slammed into the upper deck of Arrowhead Stadium when the rigging of a bungee cord attached to a zip line failed, and he suffered spinal and pelvic injuries that required surgery.

The amount of the settlement and identity of the party are part of the confidentiality agreement, said Meers’ attorney, Tim Dollar, who emphasized the party was not the Chiefs.

Meers, 46, plans to resume making appearances as KC Wolf — role he has filled since the creation of the mascot 24 years ago.

“You can expect him on the sidelines interacting and doing his thing,” Dollar said, “the only difference is you’re not likely to see him flying off four-wheelers, or tackling the bad guys or doing any bungee jumps anymore.”

Meers had previously made an entrance into the stadium on a zip line, and the stunt last Nov. 23 was intended to be a more dramatic entrance.

“He very, very easily could have been paralyzed,” Dollar said, “and he is so thankful …”

To reach Randy Covitz, call 816-234-4796 or send email to rcovitz@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @randycovitz.

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