Published: April 12, 2006
Kevin Rooney, the man who helped Mike Tyson become heavyweight champion of the world is facing drunk driving charges.
Coxsackie Police said they arrested Kevin Rooney Friday night.
Rooney is charged with felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a car.
Police said he had a blood alcohol content level that was more than .10 when he was pulled over.
Rooney posted $750 bail, and is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday evening.
Because there has been similar related charges before, Rooney could risk a severe punishment.
Rooney was a state Golden Gloves champion who became Mike Tyson’s trainer in 1982. He was one of the youngest trainer (at 27 years old) to have lead a heavyweight fighter to a world title. He is now carrying through Cus D’Amato’s teaching in the Catskill boxing gym.
TysonTalk would like to wish Kevin Rooney strength in court and hopes that he will come off easy.