Mike Tyson bail hearing video

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TysonTalk

Published: December 29, 2006

Mike Tyson appeared before a judge early this afternoon in connection with his DUI arrest at 2 a.m. Friday morning. The former heavyweight champ was released without bail and charged with one count of narcotic drug possession – a felony. Tyson did not enter a plea and had no lawyer. No alcohol was found in his system, and a DUI charge was not filed pending toxicology tests. Under the terms of his release, the judge ordered Tyson not to leave the state of Arizona and not to possess any weapons or drink alcohol. Additionally, he cannot take drugs without a prescription, must check in with a pre-trial service officer later today and be forced to take drug and alcohol tests. Law enforcement sources told reporters that after Tyson was stopped, the former fighter was cooperative and acted like a gentleman and admitted that he had been using illegal drugs over the last few days. Drug tests revealed that Tyson was “under the influence of a depressant, stimulant and cannabis.” The report also went on to say that the former fighter admitted to the arresting officer of possessing the bags of cocaine and said he: “uses anytime he can get his hands on it,” and that he: “is an addict and has a problem.” When leaving the courtroom Tyson refused to comment. The only comment he made while walking out of jail in the late morning was, “Good morning, Arizona.”

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Mike Tyson, center, is escorted out of the the county jail after his initial appearance in court Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, in Phoenix.


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Mike Tyson is shown at his initial appearance hearing in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday morning, Dec. 29, 2006.

Boxer Mike Tyson signs paperwork at his initial appearance hearing in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday morning, Dec. 29, 2006.

Boxer Mike Tyson is shown during his initial appearance hearing in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona, Friday morning, Dec. 29, 2006.

Mike Tyson is escorted out of the the county jail after his initial appearance in court Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, in Phoenix.

Mike Tyson, center, is escorted out of the the county jail after his initial appearance in court Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, in Phoenix.