Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Sam Gardner  |  Last updated 11/13/13
If you saw any of FS1's Being Mike Tyson documentary series, you know that Tyson's life is more interesting than most. And now, in his new memoir, Iron Mike is shedding some light on the early, more trouble-filled days of his career, including the time Tyson claims that, high on cocaine, he attacked Don King in a moving car. In an excerpt from Undisputed Truth published at Deadspin , Tyson writes about the time he flew to Miami to discuss a $20 million settlement that would allow King to promote his fights again. Tyson said he "packed a big block of coke and a duffel bag with a half-pound of reefer" before he left, and when he arrived in South Florida, the following incident took place: The drugs were playing with my head and I was freaking out and getting jealous. Don picked us up at the private airport in his Rolls and he had Isadore Bolton, who used to be my chauffeur before he stole him from me, driving some of Don's associates in the lead car. We were driving down to Miami from Fort Lauderdale on the I-95. Don said some innocuous thing, and all that jealousy and rage spilled out of me and I kicked him in his f---ing head. Boom! You don't turn your back on a jealous cokehead. Don swerved off onto the side median and I started choking him from the backseat. I got out of the car to get into the front seat and kick his ass some more, but Don took off down the median. Then Bolton came back, at King's request, to pick Tyson up from the side of the highway. Things did not get better from there: Isadore got out of his driver's door and I was right on him. I punched him in the face twice, shattering his left orbital bone. The force of the blows knocked him across the driver's seat and I reached in and grabbed his leg and bit it. Isadore managed to kick me off him and close his door, so I punched the outer panel of his door and bent the steel. I was about to break his window when he managed to drive away. His shoes were still on the side of the road and he was driving barefoot. Somehow, Tyson was not arrested for all this -- he said the cops were too star-struck to even notice the duffel bag full of drugs -- and, after hitching a ride with the police, Tyson went on about his business. So if there's anything to be learned from this story, it's this: There was a time when Mike Tyson could get away with anything, and, like the man says, you should never turn your back on a jealous cokehead. Now, for some links: - Would you trade your wedding ring for Chiefs-Broncos tickets? - Urban Meyer does not appear pleased with the smack talk offered up by Evan Spencer earlier this week. - Xavier Henry absolutely posterized Jeff Withey: - Michael Jordan does not abide by the "elbow rule" when he plays beer pong: - How much will it cost for Florida State to keep Jimbo Fisher in Tallahassee? - Larry Sanders was cited in January for leaving his dogs out in the cold. - I've got bad news for this kid who cries when the Jazz lose... it's going to happen a lot this year: - Watch South Carolina's punter kick a field goal without a holder: - The Knicks' reported long-term plan is to keep Carmelo Anthony and bring in Kevin Love. - The Raymond James Stadium jumbotron nearly gave away the Bucs' trick play touchdown pass to Donald Penn. - D-III football game ends with three scores in the final three seconds: - A field goal in a CFL playoff game was blocked by the wind: - A Florida Gators player says he was " called every version of the N-word known to man " before being ejected from last month's Arkansas game. - UCF coach George O'Leary expects that his top receiver will play Saturday at Temple, one week after being stretchered off the field with a concussion. - This kid could use a lesson in not taking hockey so seriously: - Maybe this guy can help: - Dwayne Bowe reportedly asked officers whether Sonic was open during the traffic stop that ended up getting him booked for marijuana possession. - Tiger Woods used to get called Urkel in college . - Anne Hathaway, Danny Woodhead fan?: Glad to know that Anne Hathaway is a @Chargers + @danny__woodhead fan! #BoltUp pic.twitter.com/VHfjYN96hr -- Adam Greenbaum (@GreenbaumAdam) November 12, 2013 - A couple old ladies pounded a Rockstar energy drink during Wichita State's game Tuesday, which, in fairness, started at 1 a.m. ET: - The Yankees will reportedly play exhibition games in Panama next March. - Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller on his lack of playoff action: " you can't be mad about it now ." - A handful of college basketball teams will be honoring Native American Heritage Month by wearing turquoise-colored uniforms: Five Programs, One Focus. The Nike N7 Turquoise Uniform Collection; on court starting 11.17 #moveyourgeneration pic.twitter.com/U1UUPir195 -- Nike N7 (@NikeN7) November 12, 2013 - Lee Westwood dropped a golf ball 10 feet from a floating pin from 235 yards away and 100 yards up:
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