AFTER THE BITE

MIKE TYSON BEGS FOR MERCY, BUT NO ONE IS BETTING HIS LUCRATIVE CAREER IS OVER

Mike Tyson, who may have earned $140 million since he got out of prison two years ago, spent his 31st birthday begging. Two days after he sampled Evander Holyfield's ear, threw away their championship return bout and maybe also the rest of his career, Tyson was standing before a microphone pleading not to be barred from boxing. "I only ask that I not be penalized for life for this mistake," he said. He added that he had sought professional help "to find out why I did what I did."

Holyfield spent time last week in Atlanta being treated finally with the...

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