Tyson: ‘I never did drugs on the boat’

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Former boxing champ Mike Tyson said in an exclusive interview with POLITICO that he never did drugs aboard Florida U.S. Senate hopeful Jeff Greene’s yacht as they traveled together on the Summerwind in August 2005.

“Jeff had nothing to do with it,” Tyson said Tuesday. “I didn’t do drugs on the boat. I had a problem. I had just lost a fight. I was depressed. I was fighting for 20 years, I was finding out after 20 years I was broke. Jeff said, ‘Come with me on the Summerwind.'”

And he credited Greene, who says he drove Tyson personally to a rehab center two years ago and then paid “tens of thousands of dollars” toward his recovery, with saving his life.

Tyson’s role in Greene’s life prior to his campaign had become an increasing issue in the nasty Florida Democratic primary battle against Rep. Kendrick Meek.

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