Mike Tyson: Sure, I'd Work With Mel Gibson

Champ won't throw stones

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    Mike Tyson can still throw punches, but he doesn't throw stones.

    The former heavyweight champ, who won big laughs with his cameo in "The Hangover," said he would not have had a problem working with Mel Gibson had the "Braveheart" star appeared in the sequel.

    "I'm not going to ever in my life point my finger at anyone," Tyson told the New York Post. "I don't live in a glass house. None of us do. I work with anybody, as long as they're respectful."

    Gibson, whose once-stratospheric career has been brought down by scandal surrounding his ugly breakup with babymama Oksana Grigorieva, had hoped to get back into the game with a funny turn as a Bangkok tattoo artist in"The Hangover 2." But a cast revolt, reportedly led by Zach Galifianakis, got Gibson nixed and replaced by Liam Neeson.

    Tyson, who served prison time for rape and has fared worse against his own demons than he ever did in the ring, had sympathy for Gibson. 

     "We all have that guy -- a Mel Gibson -- in us. We just don't want people to be exposed to it. Maybe he needs to go get help. We all need help, and need someone to talk to. I'm not against him, but I'm not for him."

    Selected Reading: New York Post, Popeater, IMDb.