A witness on the plane told TMZ that the former heavyweight champ was initially cordial to fans asking for photographs but one man continued talking in Tyson’s ear which appeared to irritate him before punches flew.
A source reportedly told TMZ that the man who approached Tyson was extremely intoxicated
“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat,” a representative for Tyson told Fox Business in a statement.
TMZ reported that the man who was punched received medical attention and went to the police following the incident.
The San Francisco Airport Police and Jet Blue Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
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