Anything the guy does, men want to emulate. Well, almost anything.
In the newest issue of Sports Illustrated, Johnson reveals a crazy story from his days playing football at the University of Miami in the early 1990s. Frustrated at his (lack of) playing time, Johnson blew up at heckling teammate Kevin Patrick.
Needless to say, things got weird.
“Me and Kevin were in a coach’s office, and he was talking s---, as always, but this time I just lost it,” Johnson told SI. “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,” Johnson continued, “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.”
Right. So next time you’re in a fight that escalates to the point where you’re considering stuffing your hand in another man’s mouth and ripping out his tongue, just think: WWTRD?
Yes, The Rock would try to remove the tongue, but he would ultimately have the common sense to leave it in there. Full of teachable moments, that Rock.
This article was originally published on MensHealth.com