Mike Tyson Narrowly Evades Criminal Charges

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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The San Mateo County District Attorney gave Mike Tyson a free pass Tuesday, declaring no criminal charges will be filed against the legendary boxer in relation to his alleged April 20 fight on a JetBlue plane.

Tyson was staring down the possibility of facing multiple criminal charges after allegedly repeatedly punching a man in the face while on a plane. Court officials decided against pursuing charges based on the circumstances of the case.

They cited “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,” according to TMZ. The victim allegedly refused to cooperate with the investigation, according to the CBC.

Tyson alleged that the man threw a water bottle at him, frustrating him in advance of the attack. The alleged victim’s legal representative denied the bottle-throwing incident, according to TMZ.

Video footage of the incident reveals the alleged victim leaning over Tyson, who was in his seat at the time. He was seen gesturing with his arms while Tyson remained seated. As the situation escalated, Tyson leaned over and allegedly struck the man in the head several times, injuring him to the point that blood was visible. (RELATED: CEO Eats A Mike Tyson, Ear-Shaped Weed Gummy Live On-Air)