Anthony Weiner and Bob Filner aren't having good weeks, but at least they're still in the game (for now). Jack Jr., the Georgetown mascot, got booted from his team entirely. (The Washington Post)

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there.

J.J., the bulldog mascot-in-waiting for my beloved Georgetown Hoyas, learned that lesson this past week when an announcement came out that must have left him staring vacantly into his kibble.

“After 15 months of monitoring and training, in consultation with these experts and the breeder, we determined that returning to a home environment is what is best for J.J.,” the university said in a formal (!) statement on the matter.

Pressed further on why J.J., short for Jack Jr., had been sent packing with his tail between his legs, Georgetown clarified that he has displayed behavioral issues, including an incident involving injury to a young child last fall. Added Paul O’Neill, the university’s chief operating officer for advancement: “J.J. didn’t want to go to work every day.” (I didn’t make that quote up.)

Lucky for Hoya hoops fans, Jack Sr. has fully recovered from an ACL tear and could be back on the sidelines when the team tips off this fall.

J.J., for being booted from the starting lineup, you had the worst week in Washington. Congrats, or something.

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