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Tyson must return to Brazil for assault trial

11/11/2005 - Boxing

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Mike Tyson was ordered by a judge
Friday to return to Brazil in March to face trial for allegedly
assaulting a cameraman in a nightclub.
If found guilty, the former heavyweight champion could be fined
or sentenced to community service in Brazil, the Globo Online news
service reported.
Tyson did not speak to reporters at the courthouse.
Cameraman Carlos Eduardo da Silva, who works for the Brazilian
television network SBT, contends Tyson broke his camera Thursday
and hit him on the head with camera equipment. Tyson acknowledged
breaking the camera and destroying the camera's tape after asking
Silva to stop filming, but denied pushing or hitting the cameraman,
police said.
Tyson came to Sao Paulo following a trip to Argentina, where he
was interviewed by Diego Maradona on the soccer great's TV show.
When Tyson arrived at the courthouse Friday wearing a gift from
Maradona -- the jersey of the Argentine national soccer team -- the
Brazilian crowd jeered, the Agencia Estado news agency said.