Johnny Knoxville turned 50 today.
So it’s a good reminder of a stunt that backfired on USC when Knoxville came to tape his show at a practice.
Knoxville wanted to get pummeled by the team and USC agreed to oblige him.
But the players wanted to hit him so hard that defensive end Matt Childers broke his hand or wrist trying to tackle him. If it happened in the age of social media, USC would have been pummeled. But 20 years ago, it wasn’t a major headline.
Here’s some video: