Twelve years ago, Mike Tyson bit a piece out of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a boxing match.
And Seahawks linebacker Darryl Tapp apparently took a page out of the Tyson playbook last October, against the Packers.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers claims that Tapp bit him.
You know, with his teeth.
“Yeah, he bit me through my long sleeve that I was wearing,” Rodgers
said Wednesday, per Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “There wasn’t a whole lot of words
spoken. I looked down and my arm was hurt and it felt like a bee sting.
I was looking down and he was biting my arm so I had to get his teeth
off my shoulder.
“Luckily I was wearing a long sleeve so I don’t know if he actually [broke the skin]. I had a bruise for the rest of the season. Other than
that I was good.”
Given that they played on October 12, that was one hell of a bruise.
Bedard has since found video of the incident, at 9:20 of the fourth quarter. Though Tapp can’t be seen getting his Twilight on, Rodgers can be seen pushing Tapp’s head into the turf and then looking at his arm.
In Tapp’s defense, maybe Rodgers had been shaving with butter.