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Controversial character: Mike Tyson
What he did: Although he has always maintained his innocence, the former heavyweight boxing champion was convicted and served time for rape. After his release from prison, Tyson tried to have a boxing comeback. In his June 1997 fight against Evander Holyfield, Tyson is remembered for biting his opponent's ear, resulting in the Nevada State Athletic Commission rescinding his boxing license. Two years later, Tyson served prison time again after being found guilty of assaulting two motorists.
What happened next: After years of financial problems, Tyson filed for bankruptcy in 2003. Although he had a few more fights after his last incarceration, he retired from boxing in 2005. He has also been arrested several times since his retirement, including after a fight with a photographer in 2009 at LAX.
Residual effects: Despite his legal and financial troubles, Tyson has maintained his role in the pop culture zeitgeist. He had a cameo appearance in the 2009 comedy "The Hangover." And he has a show on Animal Planet, "Taking on Tyson," which shows him with some of his first loves: pigeons.