Tyson, who was convicted of rape in 1992 and has become known for
erratic behavior, appeared on the scene after Ryan Chesley crashed
and stayed with the rider until ambulances arrived, newspapers
reported citing Chesley's lawyer.
Chesley later sent the boxer a fruit basket and a note reading: "It
has to be the most reassuring thing in the world to have Mike Tyson
telling people not to touch me," according to a copy printed by The
New York Daily News.
"Tyson saw the whole thing ... Mike kept him calm until paramedics
arrived," Tyson's spokeswoman Joann Mignano told Reuters.
Chesley suffered broken bones and other injuries in the crash last
Tuesday but was later released from hospital, media reported.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson)
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