Tyson, the former heavyweight boxer who said he beat up seven hookers in 2009 while he was high on morphine, cocaine and cognac, said Brown needs to get his anger under control and change his violent ways before it’s too late.
“I’m just worried about him,” said Tyson, who appeared on the 95.5 PLJ Morning Show Tuesday. “They’re gonna put him somewhere where that’s all they do is assault people.”
“I like and admire that little guy, but what he really needs to understand is eventually if you keep doing that stuff, people are turning on you, the press will make … people turn on you and make you bad,” Tyson said.
“Chris should know this,” Tyson added, “if you’re not humble in this world, this world will thrust humbleness upon you.”
That’s a powerful message.
Tyson, who now says he’s sober, battled anger issues for years. In one of the most bizarre outbursts, Tyson bit off half of Evander Holyfield’s ear in a violent rage during a prize fight in 1997.
“It was the lowest point of a very low life, but it was my own knockout punch to clean up life, get whole, get well – and I haven’t done anything in three years now,” Tyson said about drugs and beating up the prostitutes.
I hope Brown is paying attention – and I hope he learns from Tyson’s past mistakes.