Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges following a plane crash

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Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges following a plane crash

The video shows Tyson leaning over the back of his seat repeatedly striking the unidentified man in the head, drawing blood. The footage was first shared by TMZ, which said it was recorded on a Jet Blue plane bound for Florida.

Representatives for Tyson previously said the boxer was on a flight with “an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat”.

 

Attorneys for Tyson praised the district attorney’s decision in a statement on Tuesday, thanking law enforcement for their “careful, diligent and professional work”.

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  • The case has been closed, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. According to District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, both the victim and Tyson requested that no charges be made.

  • The video also shows the same man standing up behind Tyson’s seat and appearing to try to get the 55-year-old’s attention, while the ex-fighter sits quietly but occasionally turns around.