Article content

And still, heavyweight champion of the world!

Article content

Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges for a beatdown he gave a pesky passenger on a JetBlue flight to Miami last month, California prosecutors said Tuesday.

After Tyson took selfies with the man, he kept pestering the boxer and was stupid enough to throw a water bottle at the famed fighter. That’s when Tyson delivered the TKO with a flurry of shots to the man’s head.

San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe told TMZ he decided to kick the case to the curb because of “the conduct of the victim leading up to the incident, the interaction between Mr. Tyson and the victim, as well as the requests of both the victim and Mr. Tyson.”

Referee Lane Mills (left) steps in as Evander Holyfield reacts after Mike Tyson bit his ear in the third round of their WBA heavyweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Holyfield won by disqualification after the biting incident. Photo by JEFF HAYNES /AFP via Getty Images

The 55-year-old one-time champ was flying first-class from San Francisco to Florida on April 20 for a cannabis convention where he was slated to speak when he was caught on camera pounding fellow passenger Melvin Townsend III multiple times in the head .

We apologize, but this video has failed to load.

Townsend, 36, who was said to be drunk, began harassing Tyson and even when he was politely asked to stop, he eventually persisted hurling the water bottle at him, a source told TMZ Sports.

Trending on Canadian News  'Trust us' isn't enough to win confidence in Emergencies Act inquiry: law's author

For his part, Townsend denied heaving the water bottle at the champ.

But neither reportedly had any appetite for the matter to land in court.

[email protected]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.