Mike Tyson learns if he will face criminal punishment over viral plane attack

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Boxing legend Mike Tyson will NOT face criminal charges over video footage which appeared to show him attacking a passenger on a plane, reports TMZ.

Tyson, who made his boxing return during lockdown against Roy Jones Jr, was the subject of controversy after a video did the rounds which showed him punching a passenger on a flight after considerable provocation.

Naturally, there was speculation as to whether the heavyweight icon would face criminal charges as a result of his actions. On Tuesday, the situation was clarified, and fortune appears to have fallen in Tyson’s corner.

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TMZ quotes a statement released by Tyson’s attorneys, David Z. Chesnoff, Richard A. Schonfeld and Martin A. Sabelli, who commend the San Mateo District Attorney on his decision NOT to take action against the sporting great.

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