WHAT DID MACDONALD SAY AT THE 1998 ESPY AWARDS?
While hosting the 1998 ESPY’s, nothing was off-limits for Macdonald, who cracked jokes about Anthony Mason’s rape charges, mocked Hideki Irabu and ended with an unforgettable punchline about Simpson that left a clearly uncomfortable Ken Griffey Jr shaking his head in disbelief and Barry Bonds burying his head in his hands.
Macdonald used Michigan Wolverines legend and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson to dig at Simpson, who also won the Heisman Trophy in 1968 as a senior at USC.
Macdonald said near the end of his monologue: “And there’s Charles Woodson! How about that? What a season he had.
“He became the first defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy. Congratulations, Charles, that is something that no one can ever take away from you.
“Unless you kill your wife and a waiter, in which case, all bets are off.”