CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s city council won’t further consider a proposal to put Don King’s name on the street where the legendary boxing promoter stomped a man to death in 1966.
The honorary “Don King Way” already exists in Cleveland, on a segment of a boulevard near the newspaper he owns. Two council members proposed moving the honorary street name to an avenue where King killed an employee.
Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2dkoG5h ) reports the council president determined the proposal won’t move forward.
King says he doesn’t care whether “Don King Way” is moved.
King says he’s felt contrition for killing the man, Sam Garrett, who he says had jumped on his back. King spent almost four years in prison for the killing and was later pardoned by former Ohio Gov. Jim Rhodes.
Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com