Mike Tyson will not face any charges for his assault on a passenger.
Tyson made headlines last month after he attacked a passenger who was constantly harassing him on a flight from San Francisco to Miami.
The boxing legend was said to have asked the passenger to stop, and when they didn’t comply, he let his fists do the talking. The passenger was also alleged to have thrown a water bottle at Tyson.
A couple of weeks following the incident, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that Tyson would not be facing any charges following an investigation.
“We have reviewed the police reports of the San Francisco Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and have viewed the various videos collected by law enforcement from others on the airplane,” San Mateo County District Attorney Steven Wagstaffe said in a statement first published by USA Today. “Our decision is that we will not file any charges against Mr. Tyson based on the circumstances surrounding the confrontation.
“These include 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 that no charges be filed in this case.”
Mike Tyson Gets Justice
Many, not only in the combat sports world, came to the defense of Tyson when video of the incident surfaced and showed support for his actions.
However, there was a fear that since he did assault a civilian, he could have potentially faced charges.
Luckily, that won’t be the case anymore.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 10, 2022
Hopefully, this serves as a lesson to anyone who plans on harassing someone on a flight — especially if it’s someone like Tyson of all people.