During a July 2012 interview on ESPN's Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable, Atlas confirmed that he had, in fact, put a .38 caliber gun to Tyson's head back in 1983 when the young boxer was just 16. He claims he did it because Tyson touched Atlas's 11-year-old female family member inappropriately on the buttocks. But the incident actually led to Atlas getting thrown out of the storied Catskill Boxing Club by Hall of Fame trainer Cus D'Amato, who had adopted Tyson a short time earlier.