Former boxer and convicted rapist Mike Tyson was on Gridlock, an ESPN Radio show in Las Vegas, this week and gave his R-rated opinions about the alleged affair between Sarah Palin and NBA star Glen Rice. The audio clip (below) is loaded with graphic, crude descriptions and definitely not for kids.
However, ESPN Radio was just fine with the audio. Apparently, if somebody isn't using a curse word, everything is fine and funny. Whether you're a Palin supporter or not is besides the point. Tyson clearly crosses a line into a crude, lockerroom world where it's acceptable to trash and bash a former vice presidential candidate beyond all sense of decency.
Tyson said: “Glen Rice is a wonderful man. He’s a wonderful guy. But you want her to be with somebody like (Dennis) Rodman getting up in there. Pushing her guts up in the back of her head. Glen Rice is a nice, mellow, docile man, non-threatening black guy. You want someone like Rodman. Yeah baby let's get that donkey up in here now! Imagine Palin with a big old black stallion ripping. Yee haw!” (And it gets worse.)
Tyson continued: "Everybody's gotta get that out of their system when they get out of college. Every (white woman says) 'gotta get me a black man before I go out here and prosper in this white world.' And the black guys of course we gotta get some of them pink cheek before going back to the ghetto. Everybody's gotta get their share of love you know? Isn't that beautiful to hear that Palin got boned out by a black guy? She's not a bad person because she likes black people... at least in her."
Tyson's use of profanity isn't exactly a secret. On 710 ESPN in Los Angeles, host Max Kellerman (as astute as they come) said today that his interview with Tyson (that aired today) had to be "heavily edited" because Tyson used a great deal of profanity throughout the interview. He said there was no way the station could have ran the interview live.
But over in Vegas, profanity rules.