By CHRIS KAHN, Associated Press Writer
MESA, Ariz. –was sentenced Monday to 24 hours in jail and three years’ probation for drug possession and driving under the influence.
The former heavyweight champion had pleaded guilty in September to a single felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor DUI count.
Tyson had faced a possible maximum sentence of four years and three months in prison. Prosecutor Shane Krausner had recommended one year in prison Monday, saying that Tyson was a multiple offender who previously had been convicted of violent crime and that only now has he sought treatment for his drug addiction.