Floyd Mayweather Isn’t Having Fun In Jail
Floyd Mayweather is 39 days removed from beating Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and just 12 days into his three-month jail sentence in the city's Clark County Detention Center, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and harassment charges for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend in front of their children.
Due to his high profile, Floyd's been locked in a tiny cell all by his lonesome, away from the jail's general population. On the left, you'll see a photo (via the Vegas' Metropolitan Police Department) that depicts a cell similar to the one Money May currently calls home. Cozy!
While serving out one's 87-day sentence by oneself may seem cushier than having to deal with other inmates, there are the mental aspects to consider: namely, that being solitarily confined usually causes people to go, you know -- crazy. In addition to a likely downturn in Pretty Boy Floyd's psychological state, his accommodations at Clark County have led to his physical condition "deteriorating," according to his lawyer.
According to a 35-page motion filed by his attorneys and obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mayweather's living conditions are "inhumane." The way his lawyers (and his doctor) have described it, he's wasting away, and his boxing career could be in jeopardy. (Yes: jeopardy! After just 12 days in jail.)
[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.
The endgame for Mayweather's lawyers here is getting him placed in the general population (not fun!), or having him serve out the rest of his sentence on house arrest (definitely fun!). Whether Floyd's attorney's are taking a calculated risk (again, who would want to serve time in the general population?) or if he really is going crazy and would rather serve his sentence with the rest of the county's mandatory houseguests is unclear.
Mayweather is allowed to exercise for 30 minutes twice a day, in a "couple of barren recreation areas in the administrative segregation unit." His cell, according to the motion, is "barely" big enough for him to do pushups and sit-ups in.
Prosecutors aren't feeling sorry for him.
"Where did he think he was going," prosecutor Lisa Luzaich asked the court Tuesday, "the Four Seasons?"
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa is expected to decide later this week where Floyd will serve out the rest of his sentence. We doubt that there will be a Fat Burger wherever he does end up.
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