While everyone else is still playing chess and not checkers Floyd Mayweather is playing Monopoly from his prison cell. Floyd’s lawyers may have found a way to use that famous “get of of jail” free card.
According to Black Sports Online:
Lawyers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. say the undefeated champion boxer may never fight again if he’s not released from the Las Vegas jail he entered earlier this month.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Mayweather’s lawyers filed an emergency motion Monday asking that he serve the remainder of his three-month jail sentence in house arrest.
Lawyer Richard Wright says Mayweather’s health is deteriorating by being confined to his cell 23 hours a day and restricted from working out. Jailers are keeping him from the general inmate population because of his celebrity status.
The motion says the boxer’s doctor believes the conditions could do irreversible damage to Mayweather’s physique.
Floyd Mayweather brings an extreme amount of money to Vegas whenever he fights.. The only time Vegas is as crowded as it is when Floyd fights in back when Mike Tyson used to fight.. Now that’s a lot of money.
I wouldn’t be surprised if The MGM Grand is paying for Floyd’s lawyers.. That casino makes the bulk of the profit from his fights. Despite getting beat up in front of her kid by Floyd his baby mama still says she would have sex with him again.
WAIT THERE’S MORE:
A judge in Las Vegas said she’ll decide later this week whether to ease jail conditions for Floyd Mayweather Jr., after his lawyers argued that the undefeated champion is getting out of shape in solitary confinement and may never fight again.
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa made no immediate ruling Tuesday on an emergency motion asking the court to move Mayweather into the general jail population — something that jail officials had avoided out of fear for the celebrity’s safety — or put him in house arrest for the rest of his three-month sentence.
Mayweather lawyer Richard Wright said he’d be willing to have the boxer serve the sentence in an apartment or somewhere less luxurious than Mayweather’s posh Las Vegas-area home.
“I’m not looking for special treatment for Floyd Mayweather,” Wright said. “I’m looking for fair treatment.”
But prosecutor Lisa Luzaich said softening the sentence would be just another accommodation, similar to when Mayweather’s jail surrender date was postponed for months after sentencing so he could fight Miguel Cotto in May.
“They keep chipping away, chipping away, chipping away,” Luzaich said.
Mayweather pleaded guilty in December to misdemeanour domestic battery and no contest to two harassment charges that stemmed from an attack on his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched. He was sentenced to three months and entered the jail June 1.
Mayweather’s jail stay will be capped at 87 days because the judge gave him credit for three days previously served. It could be reduced by several weeks for good behaviour.
In the motion, which was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, lawyers say Mayweather’s personal physician, Dr. Robert Voy, visited the jail Friday and was concerned the 35-year-old fighter appeared to have lost muscle tone.
Voy estimated the boxer was consuming fewer than 800 calories a day — a drop from his usual 3,000 or 4,000 calories — and wasn’t drinking enough because he isn’t allowed bottled water and doesn’t usually drink tap water.
Mayweather has been getting a little more than 30 minutes twice a day in a couple of barren recreation areas in the administrative segregation unit. His cell, no larger than 7-by-12 feet, has barely enough floor space for pushups and situps.
But prosecutors argued he’s “deconditioning” by choice, and declining much of his food.
“He has the ability to exercise, he just chooses not to,” Luzaich said. “It’s jail. Where did he think he was going? The Four Seasons?”
Voy and Wright also pointed to Mayweather’s declining emotional state.
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