"He told me that he got a two-line letter from his wife one day," the source recounts. "She told him that she didn't have time to write, but that their son had been cut in his eye and she had to take him to the ER. He told me that when one is locked up, unresolved news like that can make a man crazy. He went out for recreation and lost a tennis match. It was the first match he ever lost while in jail. Hoffa came up to him afterwards and said, 'You trying to get yourself killed?' The Mafia guys had been betting on Guido and thought he had thrown the match. Hoffa and Guido explained the situation to them. They were family men. They gave him a pass because of his son."
As part of his felony sentence, Iozzi was banned from the union for five years after his release from prison. By 1979 he was back, running for union office. He lost. But he persevered, and in 1991 was elected business manager of Iron Workers Local 16. The Sun's Dan Rodricks called him up, and Iozzi, according to Rodricks's column, played the victim: