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Common Denominator

Photograph By Markson Sparks/Rex USA/Everett Collection

Tyson playing with his pet tiger in Los Angeles, 1996.

"I call myself an idiot every now and then, but in all actuality I'm not. I was just a young kid who was very naive and didn't know anything about life. And I was misguided, in my direction. Even though other people contribute, you have to carry the weight of a fool alone." Tyson ultimately believes, he says, in taking responsibility for things he did: "The common denominator is that I was there."