comscore Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Sports | Top News

Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    This Sept. 16, 2014 photo released by attorney Stephen Stubbs, shows Mike Tyson as photographed by injured motorcycle crash victim, Ryan Chesley, in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Stubbs said his client, 29-year-old Ryan Chesley, was on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a taxi cut him off and he went down. Stubbs said Chesley was lying on the ground when he looked up and recognized Tyson, who was yelling at people not to touch Chesley. (AP Photo/Ryan Chesley via Stephen Stubbs)
[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

LAS VEGAS >> Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.

Attorney Stephen Stubbs said his client, 29-year-old Ryan Chesley, was on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a taxi cut him off and he went down.

Stubbs said Chesley was lying on the ground when he looked up and recognized Tyson, who was yelling at people not to touch Chesley.

“He thought he was hallucinating,” Stubbs said. “He thought he was in some other world.”

Chesley, who had broken bones and torn ligaments, could still use his right hand and snapped a cellphone picture of the heavyweight boxer. As soon as paramedics arrived, Tyson “just left, like some kind of superhero,” Stubbs said.

Mike Tyson’s assistant, Steve Lott, said the fighter received a fruit basket a handwritten thank-you note from Chesley on Friday.

“Thank you so much for looking over me after my accident,” said the note, which Lott provided to The Associated Press. “It has to be the most reassuring thing in the world to have Mike Tyson telling people not to touch me.”

Half the fruit in the basket had been consumed by Monday, Lott said, and the pistachios were a particularly popular item.

Chesley will need surgery but has since been released from the hospital, Stubbs said.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up