In the world of reality television, Mike Tyson showing his support for embattled ex-Miami Dolphin wide receiver, Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, is the equivalent of George W. Bush showing his political support for GOP contender John McCain in the 2008 presidential election:
If you really care, sometimes it best not to weigh in at all.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Johnson was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after allegedly headbutting his new wife during an argument sparked when she found a receipt for condoms in his black “smart car.”
Then, the sky began to fall.
Since his arrest, Johnson has been cut from the Miami Dolphins, fired on national television, lost out on revenue from his shelved VH1 reality show, “Ev & Ocho” and a lucrative endorsement with Zico coconut water, and is reportedly facing foreclosure.
Tyson, convicted of the 1991 rape of Miss Black America contestant Desiree Robinson and sentenced to 6 years in prison, has also been accused by his ex-wife, actress Robin Givens, of physically assaulting her repeatedly during their brief 2 year marriage. The former heavyweight champ also bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield‘s ear during a notorious 1997 boxing match.
Speaking as a concerned observer to ThisIs50.com, he said that he understands exactly what Johnson is going through during his domestic violence dispute; in fact, he empathetically claims that “he’s been that guy.”
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Read Tyson’s quote below: