Mike Tyson indicted on drug charges
Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has been indicted on charges of drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs. The 40-year-old was indicted Friday on felony drug possession and paraphernalia possession counts and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs. If convicted of all four charges, he could be sentenced to up to 7 1/2 years in prison, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said.
The charges stem from Tyson's Dec. 29 arrest in Scottsdale. Tyson was pulled over after leaving a nightclub, and an officer found bags of cocaine in his back pocket and another in a package of cigarettes in his car, according to court records.
Tyson's criminal attorney, Thomas Marlowe, didn't immediately return phone calls Friday.
Thomas said he would pursue prison time for Tyson, who was convicted of rape in Indiana in 1992 and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault charges in Maryland in 1999.
"Tyson endangered the public and himself and must be held accountable for his actions," Thomas said. "It's my hope that a conviction and prison time will help him to break his addictions and learn to comply with the law."
Tyson, who recently got back in the ring for a series of four-round exhibitions, became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20 in 1986, when he knocked out Trevor Berbick. Four years later, he was knocked out by James "Buster" Douglas. By 1997, Tyson's career hit a low point when he bit Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight.
Can you imagine Tyson living in a tent wearing pink underwear in sheriff Joe Arpaio jail
Uhm, didnt this happen 2 weeks ago??????
Or are these new charges????????
GUY'S, at a certain time in his life Myke Tyson's fortune was estimated at 300 millions dollars......What the hell he did with this money???
There is many stories of rags to riches and back to rags!
Originally Posted by Jou
The hockey player was a park bench rubbie and broke!
X running back for the alouettes pumps gas at a gas station in sandiego!
Tyson- was a fighting machine '
not many who could stand up to this man in the ring or in jail ,
Not the sharpest crayon in the pack however.
Money is easy to blow when it comes so easily.
Think of all the ears he could bite off in the joint!!
Originally Posted by Jou
Don't forget that Don King stole more than the half of it....
Actually, reading a newspaper I rode that Don King made a half billion on Mike tyson carreer, in a period of 8 years.
MT personal fortune was 300 M$, he forgot to pay US federal tax...so at now his debt to USA is about 135 M$ (not that bad!)
I just can't believe he never thought about hiring professional financial advisor!!
With his money problems, I wonder how much he got for his roughly 5 second appearance on "Rocky Balboa."
Boxing has always had more than its share of tragedies: Stanley Ketchel, Harry Greb, Spider Webb, Dick Tiger, Marcel Cerdan, Jerry Quarry, Cleveland Williams, Zora Folley, Alejandro Lavorante, Oscar Bonavena, Carlos Monzon, Johnny Bizzarro, Eddie Machen, Sonny Liston, Trevor Berbick, George Chuvalo, Eddy Melo, Davey Moore, Benny Kid Paret, Duk Koo Kim, Jack Johnson, Randy Turpin, Ron Lyle, Barney Ross, Tommy Morrison, Aaron Pryor, Jake LaMotta - and God knows how many others. Murder victims, murder convictions, drug overdoses (self or family), plane crashes, suicides, insanity, deaths in the ring and on and on. Even those who didn't suffer those misfortunes didn't get off easy - think of Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Emile Griffith for starters. And yes of course Iron Mike is on the list too.