'Taking on Tyson' Entangled in Gambling Investigation


Mike Tyson


The Mike Tyson's show might get scrapped as the reality TV series has been caught up in an investigation of local gambling laws violation.

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is embroiled in an investigation into illegal gambling over his upcoming bird racing reality show. The former heavyweight champion is a life-long pigeon fancier, and will showcase his passion for the birds in new U.S. series "Taking on Tyson", which is set to begin shooting in April.

But the show faces the axe before it's even begun, after city officials in Brooklyn, New York - where Tyson is set to film - were tipped off that the series violates local gambling laws. The District Attorney's office is looking into claims the show will profit from animal racing, according to TMZ.

"Taking on Tyson" will follow Mike Tyson and his feathered friends as he pits them against the best racing-pigeon owners in New York. On his passion for bird race, the former heavyweight champion said, "I may have stopped fighting. But I never stopped flying birds. It's my first love."

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    jersey girl
    Mar 16, 2011

    not surprised at all. he is a rapist. a convicted rapist. he belongs in a cell.

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