A History of Athletes Catching Sexual Assault Charges

Mike Tyson

Sport: Boxing
Year(s): 1991
Charge: Rape of 19-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island

Outcome: Iron Mike was found guilty and he served three years of a six-year sentence. He returned to boxing after that, beating up on a couple nobodies (what up, Peter McNeeley?!) in warm-up fights before losing consecutive fights to Evander Holyfield, the second of these losses brought about by his infamous ear biting incident. He has enjoyed a popular culture resurgence in recent years, and is currently touring the country performing a one man show titled Undisputed Truth.

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