Mike Tyson Accused of Taking Hit Out on Gang Members

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Former heavyweight champion and current high talker Mike Tyson put a $50,000 hit out on members of the Brooklyn drug gang that (allegedly) killed his former bodyguard, a witness testified yesterday. Dwayne "Thor" Meyers testified that Tyson put up the money to avenge the June 2000 slaying of his friend and ex-bodyguard, Darryl "Homicide" Baum, who was shot to death several months after allegedly firing nine shots at rapper 50 Cent. (In related news, 50 Cent's baby mama recently accused him of trying to kill her by burning his house down. Circle of violence, people.)

The claim came to light during the trial of Abubakr Raheem, an (alleged! No killing of us, please) member of the Cash Money Brothers gang, the New York Post reports. Nothing ever came of the contract, however.

"We got word Mike Tyson and [another man] had both contributed $50,000 apiece for the murders of Cash Money Brothers," said Meyers (that’s “Thor“ to you). What happened to Mike Tyson? He seemed so much nicer in our childhood Nintendo game Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out… —Noelle Hancock

Tyson In Hit Bid: Witness [NYP]