“He was talking shit, as always, but this time I just lost it.”
Before Dwayne Johnson was “The Rock,” the world’s highest paid actor and People Magazine’s sexiest man alive, he was defensive tackle #94 on the Miami Hurricanes- a team which won the National Title in 1991.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, speaking about his glory days at The U, The Rock relived an epic fight he had with one of his teammates and fellow lineman, Kevin Patrick.
Frustrated at his lack of playing time behind future NFL star Warren Sapp, The Rock was in no mood to hear Patrick’s trash talk and the best way to put an end to that was by attempting to rip the dude’s tongue right out of his mouth.
Per Sports Illustrated:
“Johnson’s frustration at not being an impact player boiled over one day after practice, when he was heckled by his friend and fellow linemate Kevin Patrick. “I was always running hot because I wasn’t getting the playing time that I thought I deserved,” says Johnson. “The truth of the matter is Warren Sapp was just a better player, but when you’re young, you can’t see that. Me and Kevin were in a coach’s office, and he was talking s—, as always, but this time I just lost it. It was like a movie fight—the desk got turned over, stuff was flying all over the place. We spilled out onto the weight room floor, still going at it. He wouldn’t stop talking, so I decided to pull his tongue out. I stuffed my big ol’ hand into his mouth, and I had a couple of fingers around his tongue, but it was so damn slippery! I was quite serious about pulling it out, but I couldn’t quite get a hold of it. Eventually I gave up, the fight ended, and two minutes later we were hugging each other. It was so dumb.””
Read the full cover story here.
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