Pete Carroll Fake Arrest of Everson Griffen Video Was Truly Ahead of Its Time
When Everson Griffen was an innocent student at USC, Pete Carroll decided to play an innocent April Fool’s joke on his big defensive end. Carroll had a prank set up that involved police officers interrupting a team meeting and claiming they had video of Griffen “physically assaulting a freshman.” The officers fake arrested him, but the video turned out to be footage of Griffen pancaking a freshman offensive lineman. Check it out:
Years later, Griffen would go on to be arrested twice in one week and Tasered for grabbing an officer’s nuts. Pete Carroll: psychic who could see the future, or voodoo specialist who put a hex on his player? I’ll let you be the judge of that one.