Rodney King Will Fight a Cop. Really.
Rodney King, who was brutally beaten by four Los Angeles police officers on March 3, 1991, is reportedly in talks to take on a Philadelphia police officer in a celebrity boxing match. Albeit the officer, Simon Aouad, is retired and, oh, has a rap sheet.
Aouad was arrested in 2006 and charged with drug possession, delivery and paraphernalia offenses when his home was raided by authorities who began watching the property after Aouad had chased an intruder away with gunshots two weeks earlier.
"I know some people will see the irony here," said Rodney King about boxing a police officer. "But I would have fought anyone who was worthy. I take this very seriously. Never felt better—physically and in the mind.”
Are you effing kidding us!
Here's the video from that night Rodney was attacked by the cops. The four police officers were later put on trial for the beating, but were acquitted. The announcement of the acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. The officers were later tried in federal court; two were sentenced to 30 months in prison.