Mike Tyson Won’t Face Charges for Punching Man Who Annoyed Him on Jet Blue Flight


Mike Tyson won’t face charges for allegedly punching the man who annoyed him on a Jetblue flight.

TMZ Sports reported that the 55-year-old punched a civilian on a plane on 20 April at around 10.30pm PT as the former pro boxer was due to fly out of San Francisco International Airport on his way to Florida.

Tyson’s reps told TMZ the man provoked the boxer by throwing a water bottle at him, prompting Tyson to respond physically.

The San Mateo County District Attorney announced yesterday that prosecutors will not be filing charges against the boxer for the alleged assault.

D.A Steve Wagstaffe said the decision was made not to charge the former heavyweight champion with misdemeanor battery after reviewing police reports and video footage.

The passenger who allegedly threw a water bottle at Tyson is also getting off unscathed, as no charges will be filed against him either.

Watch the incident below:

Credit: TMZ Sports 

An eye-witness on the plane said as he and his friend were boarding, Tyson seemed relaxed. The witness told TMZ that he took a selfie with the 55-year-old but that he soon lost his patience with the overly eager fan who kept trying to talk to him.

His reps announced:

“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him,”

“and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat.”

The punches resulted in clear injury to the man’s face. The witness said Tyson walked off of the plane only moments after the incident.

According to TMZ, the injured man received medical attention and proceeded to go to the police.


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