posted on Mar, 25 2004 @ 06:17 PM
NY Post - March 24, 2004
The men who brawled with Mike Tyson at the Brooklyn Marriott last year won the fight in court yesterday.
Samuel Velez, 22, and Nestor Alvarez-Ramos, 25, smiled as they left Brooklyn criminal court with their lawyer, Wilson LaFaurie, after the menacing
charges against them were dropped.
"They finally realized that we had nothing to do with it," Velez, who suffered the most severe injuries during the brawl, told The Post.
"My only shock was that Mr. Tyson did not go to jail," said Velez, who suffered a gash to the head during the incident.
The two fans say Alvarez-Ramos was just trying to shake the former heavyweight boxing champ's hand in the early morning of June 21, 2003, when the
champ went ballistic at the downtown Brooklyn hotel.
Tyson, 37, struck a well-publicized plea bargain with prosecutors last month. He agreed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct, to go through six
months of counseling and to work with kids, in exchange for the dismissal of misdemeanor assault and harassment charges.