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Mike Tyson avoids criminal charges after his viral bust-up aboard a JetBlue flight in April

Mike Tyson and his team can breathe a deep sigh of relief as neither the DA nor the victim wish to press charges against the boxer with regard to the JetBlue airline incident

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After a violent outburst of anger by Mike Tyson on a JetBlue flight, for very justifiable reasons, late in April many fans were concerned that Tyson, who had been able to set his life on course might have to deal with facing criminal charges again. Tyson, who assaulted a man seated behind him on the flight could be seen being constantly taunted by a clearly intoxicated passenger. Today everyone in Tyson’s team can breathe a sigh of relief as it appears neither the man nor Tyson wants to take this matter any further.

Mike Tyson was seen punching an unruly passenger in late April while on the way to a cannabis event

Tyson, 55, was traveling by a JetBlue flight late last April, when he was seated ahead of a drunk fan. In eyewitness videos of the incident, the fan can be seen repeatedly taunting the former heavyweight Champion, even looking at the camera filming him while screaming “peasants, peasants.” According to Tyson’s team, the situation intensified when the fan threw a bottle at Tyson, prompting him to turn around and repeatedly punch the unruly passenger.

Yesterday the District Attorney for the San Mateo county said, “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” leading to no charges being filed against the youngest Heavyweight champion in history.

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Mike Tyson’s team thank San Mateo DA for not pursuing Charges

Mike Tyson with pro-wrestling legend Ric Flair at a cannabis event after the plane incident

While Tyson’s team said that the spark that lit up Tyson’s actions was a bottle thrown at the former boxer, the fan’s attorney claimed that there was no bottle thrown but did accept that his client was “Overly Excited” which led to the violent reprisal from Tyson. He has also said that his client never wished to take the matter to court.

 Tyson’s attorneys, David Z. Chesnoff, Richard A. Schonfeld and Martin A. Sabelli put out a statement thanking the District Attorney, Stephen Wagstaffe for his ruling, saying, “We thank San Mateo District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, the San Mateo County Sheriff, and all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation for their careful, diligent, and professional work.”

Tyson has since been in high spirits hanging out with fellow boxer, Thomas Hearns and Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh

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