It’s fair to say that no athlete has ever had a steeper rise or more calamitous fall than Iron Mike. While I can’t vouch for his emotional stability, the guy is bright and articulate and, in a disturbing way, consistently entertaining. I think that Tyson—like most of his followers—can’t get over the surprise that he’s still alive.
As with everything he takes up, this vegan thing could be a disaster. But I’ve always been rooting for Tyson outside the ring, hoping he’d gain the focus needed to get his life together and find redemption after a lifetime of ghastly mistakes. If embracing a compassionate diet puts him further down that road, I’m all for it. (Thanks, Bea.) Link.