Thought it might be worthwhile to include a visual allegory. There are better examples, I realize, but, nonetheless, figured I’d start with this one.
A questionable metonymy, perhaps, but I think it works, that the Miami players were not actual convicts but the word conjures them because of stereotypes.
Whether this is personification or allegory (or both?) I’ll let you all debate and decide. Seems an interesting potential example of both. I suppose my preferred interpretation is as a visual allegory, a la Ripa: what would a visual representation of Mayhem look like / include? This answers the question less in inert physical form and in more dynamic video form but nonetheless seems to do so.
Not only is this a touching tribute but you can also hear well the effect of the apostrophe, as it begins in third person, talking about Sager, and then shifts to the second person direct address, speaking to Sager.