Thursday, April 12, 2007

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared in court Thursday and learned he will go on trial Aug. 20 on charges of drug possession and driving under the influence of

Tyson was fresh out of a California rehabilitation facility and said very little during the five-minute

"Yes, ma'am" were his only words, uttered after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens asked if he agreed to the trial date, which was pushed back 30 days at his attorneys'

Tyson did not speak outside the courtroom, where reporters peppered him with questions and followed him to a Cadillac Escalade.

"We're very pleased with Mike's progress in treatment," said Richard Schonfeld, one of Tyson's lawyers. "He's 72 days sober. We're proud of him."

Mike Tyson has long needed help, too bad he can't blame boxing anymore for his problems.

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