For most PR pros, "taking one for the teamusually amounts to nothing worse than a few harsh words from a reporter.
For John Romo, an assistant program director in the University of Minnesota athletic department, it recently resulted in a trip to the emergency room.
On March 17, Romo wound up on the losing end of a late-night brawl with Denver Post reporter Mike Chambers, who was apparently driven to violence by Romo's refusal to grant him interviews with the university's men's hockey team.
As of last week, Romo hadn't filed charges against Chambers. New York restaurant critic Hal Rubenstein wasn't so lucky. On the same day as the Chambers-Romo saga, he was led away in handcuffs after shoving an off-duty cop while trying to enter a champagne tasting in Miami.
Note to Fox producers: Should Kirk Cameron and Corey Feldman be unavailable, you might invite the aforementioned journalists to your next Celebrity Boxing fight card.