Monday, September 24, 2007

How the Mighty has Fallen..again, again and again

Will you look at this Nigger? Okay, so I have never been a sports fanatic, but even I knew who Mike Tyson. He was the knockout king. He married Robin Givens, lost a vast part of his money to her in the divorce and went Looney toons.
Okay, that’s not nice. But let’s face it… Mike Tyson is kind of the poster child for illiteracy (like O.J. is quickly become the poster child for stupidity).. It’s actually very sad that the man fell so hard so fast.
Anyway, the reason for him being the post of the day is because his is facing possible jail time for drug possession and driving under the influence in Arizona. Mr. Tyson, who is said to be addicted to cocaine, by his own admission, could face up to a maximum of four years in jail for the felony possession of cocaine, which was found in his car by the police, after he nearly crashed into the back of their squad car.
How the mighty has fallen, the poor man went from being worth an estimated 300 million dollars to filing for bankruptcy in 2003. Now, consider this. In 1986, at the age of 20, Mr. Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. That crap takes determination, endurance and skill. I was a senior in high school during this time period and although I was not in the market for a hero, you can’t help but respect that type of gumption. Kudos, black man making a name for himself (so what if he ain’t the brightest bulb in the light fixture).
Four years after that he lost the title to “Buster” Douglas. Two years after that he was sentenced to six years in prison for the rape of that beauty queen in Indianapolis (even though everyone seemed to think that the woman was more at fault for taking her happy ass up to his hotel room that late at night to begin with). As luck would have it and I’m sure being who he was played a big part in it, he was released three years later and also regained two of his titles back in 1996. Then he acquired the taste for human flesh and bit off a hunk of Holyfield’s ear during a match in Las Vegas, getting him banned from boxing altogether. Three years after that he was jailed for assaulting two people following a traffic accident. He was released from jail again managed to schedule a match to fight against British heavyweight, Lennox Lewis, which was delayed after he bit into the champion’s leg during a brawl at a press conference. A brawl that Tyson started.
I don’t know what would help Mighty Mike, now 41 years old, get his act together. Maybe he needs to actually stay his ass in jail. Maybe he can’t function outside in a normal world. I mean, I can understand some of the poor decisions he made, seeing that he did make a name for himself at such a young age and didn’t seem to have the best advisors. But now, the man is in his forties. It is way past time he grew up and started making better decision in his life.
All I can say is Thank God he doesn’t have any children. LOL
One Man’s Opinion. Peace.

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