Screech allegedly threatened to stab man over refusing a Smirnoff Ice
Remember that lame drinking game and not in any way viral marketing stunt from a few years back where bros would walk up to each other and one would present to the other a bottle of Smirnoff Ice only to have the recipient drop to one knee and drink it? Then, the person then presented the beverage won the pleasure of saying “You’ve been iced!” and then everyone within a five-mile radius laughs and laughs and laughs. It was a more innocent time back then.
Apparently, “Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond allegedly threatened to stab a guy on Christmas for denying him the exquisite pleasure of saying to another adult human male “You got iced, bro!” This is in addition to the ACTUAL stabbing that took place at another bar on the same night.
According to the Journal Sentinel, Paul Rogers and his brothers were just trying to chill out and watch a basketball game at Patio Bar & Grill in Port Washington, Wisconsin when Diamond and his fiancée, Amanda Schutz accosted him with the beverage and said “You’ve been iced. Get on your knees and drink this.”
Rogers did the reasonable thing and said no. However, the “Saved by the Bell” star wasn’t ready to take no for an answer and persisted. Diamond, clearly not used to being told know, except for every day of his life since his sitcom was canceled, then allegedly announced to the bar something along the lines of “don’t make me stab someone on Christmas.”
I mean, no one’s making you, bro. Given how the rest of the night played out, he seemed really set on stabbing someone regardless, which definitely conflicts with the story he told the police that his stabbing was the accidental result of defending his girlfriend in an argument with some other Grand Avenue Saloon patrons.
Diamond is currently facing a felony charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety as well as misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.
Hopefully Smirnoff Ice is enjoying what is one of the worst cases of free product placement of all time.