Report: Mike Tyson, Mike Ditka to appear for Donald Trump at RNC

Tuesday June 28th, 2016

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and ex-Bears coach Mike Ditka will appear on behalf of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, reports Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs and Kevin Cirilli.

Tyson and Ditka are expected to be joined by former Hoosiers coach Bobby Knight and NASCAR CEO Brian France, according to the report. It’s unclear if any of the four will speak at the convention, but they will be on hand to support Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee.

Trump has boasted about his many athlete endorsers throughout his campaign. In a June speech, Trump mentioned Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Dana White as some of his supporters and people who he’d like to invite to the convention.

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Brady has called Trump a friend, while Roethlisberger backed away from Trump after the speech.

The Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland from July 18–21.


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