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Tyson eats sloppy joes, reads 'American Gangster' in day of jail

11/30/2007 - Boxing

PHOENIX -- Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson ate sloppy
joes and read the mobster epic "American Gangster" during his
24-hour jail term at an open-air facility in Phoenix.

Sheriff's officials say Tyson was released from the Tent City
jail Wednesday morning after serving the one-day sentenced for a
DUI conviction.

The 41-year-old pleaded guilty Sept. 24 to one count of felony
cocaine possession and one misdemeanor count of driving under the
influence. The charges stem from his arrest last year after leaving
Scottsdale's Pussycat Lounge.

Police said they saw Tyson brush a white powder off his
dashboard, and they found baggies of cocaine in Tyson's pockets and
in his BMW.

Tyson was held in a secluded part of Tent City, apart from the
1,500 other inmates.

Tyson also was sentenced to three years' probation, must perform
360 hours of community service and must undergo drug testing.