Trial Date Set

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Published: April 12, 2007

Source: azcentral

Ariz. (AP) – Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared in court Thursday and learned he will go on trial Aug. 20.

Tyson was fresh out of a California rehabilitation facility and said very little during the five-minute proceeding.

“Yes, ma’am” were his only words, after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens asked if he agreed to the trial date, which was pushed back 30 days at his lawyers’ request.

Tyson did not speak outside the courtroom, where reporters peppered him with questions and followed him to a Cadillac Escalade.

“We’re very pleased with Mike’s progress in treatment,” said Richard Schonfeld, one of Tyson’s lawyers. “He’s 72 days sober. We’re proud of him.”

Mike Tyson, left, speaks with one of his attorneys Thomas Connelly, right, after leaving a courthouse in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, April 12, 2007. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared in court Thursday and was given an Aug. 20 trial date. (AP Photo/Cheryl Evans, Pool)

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Mike Tyson leaves a courthouse in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, April 12, 2007. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared in court Thursday and was given an Aug. 20 trial date. (AP Photo/Cheryl Evans, Pool)

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson exits the Maricopa County Superior Court in Mesa, Ariz., after a court appearance Thursday, April 12, 2007. Tyson was given an Aug. 20 trial date. (AP Photo/Cheryl Evans, Pool)

Mike Tyson, right, exits a courtroom in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, April 12, 2007. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared in court Thursday and was given an Aug. 20 trial date. (AP Photo/Cheryl Evans, Pool)

Attorneys Thomas Connelly, left, and Richard Schonfeld, right, look on as Mike Tyson exits a courtroom in Mesa, Ariz., Thursday, April 12, 2007. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared in court Thursday and was given an Aug. 20 trial date. (AP Photo/Cheryl Evans, Pool)