Boxing legend Mike Tyson cleared of charges for punching a man on a plane

Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges after being seen on camera hitting a fellow passenger on a plane at San Francisco International Airport earlier this month.

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.

Tyson can be seen repeatedly pounding the unidentified man in the head on video taken aboard a Jet Blue flight destined for Florida.

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.

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”.

David Z. Chesnoff, Richard A. Schonfeld and Martin A. Sabelli, the boxer’s attorneys thanked the work and flexibility of the authorities for not taking things to a more complicated level.

“We thank San Mateo District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, San Mateo County Sheriff and all law enforcement involved in this investigation for their careful, diligent and professional work,” a statement said.

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