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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.

Everson Griffen Nut Grab Led to Tasing

Whoo boy, Everson Griffen may have only registered 11 tackles for the Minnesota Vikings this season, but his performance on Monday easily was good enough to land him on all the highlight shows. Griffen completed the criminal trifecta: he was pulled over for a traffic stop, evaded police, allegedly assaulted an officer, and then was subdued with a Taser. The LA Times had the key detail of the event, reporting that Griffen allegedly grabbed the officer in the groin and that’s why the Taser came out.

I don’t know about you, but one tug on my sausage is enough to break out the electrical current too.

Now if you’re wondering why Griffen was so ornery about a routine stop, it’s because he did not want to go back to jail, as he told the officers. What could we mean? TMZ Sports learned that Griffen was also booked for being drunk in public in Hollywood on Friday evening, making Monday’s affair his second arrest in three days.

Bail has been set at 50 g’s for Griffen, and if someone is kind enough to bail him out he can go for the coveted arrest trifecta of three in the same week. Now that would be quite impressive.