By People Staff
Updated April 19, 1999 12:00 AM
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Heavyweight fighter Mike Tyson was ordered on Wednesday to serve three weeks in solitary confinement for throwing a television while at the Montgomery County (MD) jail. It was said that the incident occurred after Tyson, who is serving a one-year sentence for assaulting two motorists last summer, refused for two days. to take his antidepressant medication. A source told The Washington Post that Tyson takes Zoloft, but he refused it “when a jail official gave it to him at the usual time, 6 a.m., last Thursday.” Tyson’s punishment was doled out Wednesday by two jail supervisors during a closed-door disciplinary hearing. Monica Tyson, the fighter’s wife, held a news conference at which she criticized officials for making her husband take his medication.