Friday, January 12, 2007

Drugs the downfall of former boxers

Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has been indicted on two charges of felony drug possession and two misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of drugs. The item doesn't say how much coke that was but he's facing jail time and the DA wants to make an example of him. It doesn't look good. The guy never could stay out of trouble.

The only former boxer who got in more scrapes was Leon Spinks. I did some some checking on his status and poor old Leon isn't doing so good himself. It's a rather sad story but it's oddly uplifting because of the way he's accepted his fate.

I always kind of liked Leon. He had such a big spirit and he lived large. Too large as it turns out. He pissed away 5 mil on partying and now he suffers from dementia and he's a janitor at a little YMCA somewhere in East Podunk. But people still honor him and ask for his autograph. He's at peace with his life. And he's still the champ. There's worse ways to end up.


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