updated 10/09/2009 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/09/2009 AT 1:05 PM ET
Mike Tyson remains unclear about the details surrounding the death in May of his 4-year-old daughter Exodus – and the boxing legend prefers it that way, he says.
“Because if I know, then there might be a blame for it,” Tyson, 43, tells Oprah Winfrey on her show set to air Monday, Oct. 12. “And if there’s somebody to blame for it, there will be a problem.”
An unconscious Exodus was found by her 7-year-old brother, Miguel. She was entangled in a cord, dangling from an exercise treadmill, and subsequently died of her injuries.