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Mike Tyson Seen Posing With Another Fan Minutes After Plane Incident

If we’ve learned anything this week, it’s that if you meet Mike Tyson, it can go one of two ways.


You can take the cordial approach and get a picture with the former heavyweight champ, or you can overstay your welcome, allegedly throw a water bottle at Tyson and pay the painful price for it. And just minutes after pummeling Melvin Townsend III on a JetBlue plane for doing the latter, Tyson was seen posing for a photo with another fan, per TMZ Sports.

Photo courtesy of TMZ Sports.

Tyson is all smiles with this fan, a far cry from the expression he showed when he came into contact with Townsend III just minutes earlier. This fan told TMZ that he found Tyson to be super friendly and chill. He even gave Tyson a copy of the book, “Basic Economics” by Thomas Sewell.


Meanwhile for Townsend III, after being bloodied by Tyson’s right hand, has since lawyered up. Townsend III is represented by Matt Morgan of “Morgan & Morgan.”

“Our client is a big Mike Tyson fan. When Mike Tyson boarded the plane, he became overly excited. At first, their interaction was cordial,” Morgan said. “At a certain point, Mr. Tyson clearly became agitated by an overly excited fan and began to strike him in an excessive manner. This situation could have been avoided simply by contacting the flight attendant. Our client denies throwing a water bottle prior to being struck by Mr. Tyson.”

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Written by Nick Geddes

Nick is a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Nick is a life-long sports fan who is proud to say he suffered through 15 years of Bucs futility to witness a Super Bowl victory in 2020. Nick has a passion for writing and is proud to represent OutKick. Follow me on Twitter @NickGeddesNews and on Instagram @nick.geddes.


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