• Home
  • News
  • Entertainment
  • LAD Originals

U OK M8?
Free To Be
Extinct
Citizen Reef

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

Mike Tyson Smokes Joint While Posing With Fan After 'Punching Plane Passenger'

Published 
| Last updated 

Mike Tyson Smokes Joint While Posing With Fan After 'Punching Plane Passenger'

Mike Tyson appeared to be smoking a joint while taking a smiling selfie with a fan just hours after footage emerged of him punching a plane passenger. 

Yesterday, 21 April, a now viral clip did the rounds on social media, showing the boxing champion hitting a passenger on a plane at San Francisco International Airport.

A witness on the flight told TMZ Sports that the 55-year-old boxer was initially okay with him and was patient with his overexcited friend. 

Photos show Mike Tyson as he arrived in Miami after the plane incident. Credit: The Mega Agency
Photos show Mike Tyson as he arrived in Miami after the plane incident. Credit: The Mega Agency
Advert

However, the outlet was told that the friend continued hassling Tyson by standing over his seat and waving his arms as the boxer sat quietly. 

Sources close to the athlete have also said the fan was ‘extremely intoxicated’ and continued to provoke Tyson even after he asked him to stop. 

A representative for Tyson added to this, telling LADbible: "Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat."

A number of photos have since emerged of the former heavyweight as he arrived in Miami just hours after the incident, with one showing him cracking a smile while smoking what appears to be a spliff.

Advert
Iron Mike can be seen taking a selfie with fans. Credit: The Mega Agency
Iron Mike can be seen taking a selfie with fans. Credit: The Mega Agency

Another shows him holding the supposed spliff while posing for a selfie with fans.

Iron Mike is well known for his cannabis advocacy, and in recent years even launched his own weed-related company, Tyson 2.0.

The clip of the prior plane bust-up has gone viral since it was first released by TMZ yesterday.

Advert

A spokesperson for San Francisco Police Department responded to the incident, telling LADbible: "On Wednesday April 20, 2022, at approximately 10:06 pm, San Francisco Police officers assigned to the SFPD Airport Bureau were dispatched to a physical altercation onboard an airplane located at the Domestic Terminal of the San Francisco International Airport. 

“Officers arrived and detained two subjects that were believed to be involved in the incident. 

“One subject was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. That subject provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation. 

Mike Tyson's representatives have spoken about the now viral plane footage. Credit: Alamy
Mike Tyson's representatives have spoken about the now viral plane footage. Credit: Alamy
Advert

“Both subjects were released under 849(b) of the California Penal Code pending further investigation.

"The SFPD is aware of video that possibly captured the incident, which surfaced following the initial investigation. That video has been forwarded to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office."

LADbible has reached out to San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and airline JetBlue for further comment. 

Featured Image Credit: The Mega Agency

Topics: Mike Tyson, Drugs, US News, News, Viral

Daisy Phillipson
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Sport

Fan Spotted Putting Something Into Other Man's Drink On Live TV At Wimbledon

40 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Community

Woman Shocked As Elephant Tries Humping Her While At Animal Sanctuary

3 hours ago