Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Mike Tyson Wishes They Had This Policy When He Was Locked Up

Today, a female thai boxer was released on parole after she won the world light-flyweight title. In a "prison yard bout".

Samson Sor Siriporn, Thailand's first female boxing world champion, was released three years early after she beat Japan’s Ayaka Miyano. And she responded like any great champion should, by telling the haters that she doesn't care about them.

“Thanks for those who supported a convict like me,” Siriporn said at a press conference after her release. “Some may not agree but I don’t care. I am happy that there are people willing to support me. I like to thank all the officials as well.”

It is unfortunate that she forgot to thank her corner that consisted of inmate Dufresne and guard Hadley. Just think about how many athletes wouldn't have had their careers shortened by a pesky jail sentence.

Obviously there's Tyson, who wouldn't have had to spend those three years locked up. Darryl Strawberry probably could have avoided some of his legal woes by beating other convicted individuals in a homerun derby. Strawberry's former teammate Dwight Gooden could have even helped out in exchange for a lighter sentence. This sounds like something a successful presidential candidate should support, or at the very least a crazy one.

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