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Tyson’s Trial Set for Dec. 1

October 16, 1998

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) _ Mike Tyson’s trial on criminal assault charges stemming from a traffic accident now is scheduled for Dec. 1.

It originally was set for Monday, the day he will find out if he regains his boxing license.

Tyson’s legal team had requested the postponement, announced Friday, so the former heavyweight champion could appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Tyson faces two misdemeanor assault charges after two men contend he assaulted them following a traffic accident. The men say Tyson kicked and punched them after a car driven by his wife, Monica, was rear-ended. Tyson’s lawyers have tried unsuccessfully to settle.

Tyson’s license was suspended after he bit Evander Holyfield’s ears and was disqualified in the third round of their title fight June 28, 1997.

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