July 26, 2004 |
And you thought your credit card bills were out of control. Mike Tyson is 38. He's $38 million in debt. According to Mark Schlabach of the Washington Post, Tyson once owned six mansions, two white Bengal tigers and 110 cars. He spent $2 million on a bathtub for Robin Givens, his first wife, and has blown an estimated $400-million fortune. Court records indicate Tyson was down to his last $1,250 three months ago. What does he do to dig his way out of that hole? Call Danny Williams.
April 29, 2004 |
Talk about getting outed. A recent New York Times story quoted a "general manager of an American Football Conference North Division team who requested anonymity" on the fix the San Diego Chargers were in regarding the Chargers holding the No. 1 pick and Eli Manning's voicing his disdain for playing with them. Seems fair enough, but according to Michael David Smith of FootballOutsiders.com, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the identity of the mystery GM.
February 10, 2004 |
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who earned more than $200 million during his approximately 20-year professional career, had $5,553 left in cash as of Dec. 31, according to papers filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. Tyson, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, also had $174,000 in property and equipment and more than $10.2 million in liabilities at the end of December, according to the court documents.
August 27, 2003 |
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson, who served three years in prison on a rape conviction, says he empathizes with basketball star Kobe Bryant and the sexual assault charges faced by the Los Angeles Laker guard. "I've been in an ordeal like him, and I know how easy it is for a young man to be a big shot, a big star in America's eyes and then get in another arena and he's nobody. That means the judicial arena," Tyson, 37, said in an interview airing Monday on "Access Hollywood."
August 17, 2003 |
Now it starts in middle school. O.J. Mayo is a 15-year-old from Cincinnati who has been pegged as the next LeBron James. Mayo, who has been signing autographs since he was 11, wasn't the least bit surprised at the media crush -- a TV truck blocked traffic around the campus -- when he recently moved on to North College Hill High for the ninth grade. Mayo, who is 6 feet 4, already has a mustache and a tattoo. He has been in Sports Illustrated and USA Today and on ESPN and CNN.
June 22, 2003 |
Mike Tyson was released from a Brooklyn police precinct Saturday afternoon, hours after his arrest on assault charges following a brawl with two men outside a hotel. The former heavyweight champion, who was charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor, walked silently past reporters standing outside the 84th Precinct in a driving rain. Fans of the boxer shouted "Mike! Mike!" as he was led out by police. Tyson, who turns 37 on Tuesday, was arrested at 5:30 a.m.
May 29, 2003 |
Mike Tyson hasn't lost his penchant for saying the outrageous. In a television interview scheduled for broadcast tonight, Tyson again denied he raped Desiree Washington in 1991 in an Indianapolis hotel room. But he said the burden of being labeled a convicted rapist makes him want to do it now. "I just hate her guts. She put me in that state, where I don't know," Tyson said. "I really wish I did now. But now I really do want to rape her."
May 9, 2003 |
Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis sued promoter Don King and former champion Mike Tyson on Thursday for $385 million. The suit claims King used death threats and bribery to prevent Tyson from fighting on a June 21 card at Staples Center as part of a doubleheader with Lewis, to prevent Tyson from signing a contract for a rematch with Lewis and to sever Tyson's ties with his management team. Tyson is considering a King offer to sign with him, according to a source close to the negotiations.
May 1, 2003 |
Mike Tyson is all but out of the June 21 fight card at Staples Center and Vitali Klitschko may be in. Staples President Tim Leiweke's dream of a blockbuster heavyweight doubleheader, featuring World Boxing Council champion Lennox Lewis in the main event and Tyson in the semi-main, is apparently going to remain just a dream. Even though Tyson failed to show up for last week's news conference, hope was held out that he would change his mind before ticket prices are announced today.