Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mike Tyson Arrested

Mike Tyson is back in the news. Apparently, Tyson got into a scuffle with a photographer at an LA airport. There are conflicting reports as to what really happened. It's possible the photographer provoked Tyson so he'd lose his cool, which would allow the photographer to sue. As we all know, the paparazzi are scum of the earth, so I wouldn't be surprised if the photographer did indeed provoke Tyson. And truthfully, I wouldn't be surprised if Mike Tyson was the one who overreacted and went overboard; lord knows he's went off the deep end before.

It's a shame, but Mike Tyson's latest run in with authority exemplifies his life outside the boxing ring and his career inside the boxing ring; that of hostility and instability.

Mike Tyson, a one time feared, exciting and gifted heavyweight boxer -- now a freak-show, even long after retirement. I don't say that out of disrespect, but pity. I can't recall there being as tragic a heavyweight life-story as Mike Tyson's is.

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