Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Troubles Mount
by Johnny Walker
It’s been a bit of a rocky time for Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. lately.
Since being released from the slammer after serving time for domestic assault, pound-for-pound king Floyd has had to deal with the rumors of his pal, rapper 50 Cent, carrying on an affair with his lady while he was cooling his heels. This led to 50 going on the radio to diss the people around the boxer, claiming they were leeches waiting around for Floyd to “give them something.”
To make matters worse, Floyd’s newly formed boxing promotions partnership with 50, called TMT (The Money Team), then fell apart, with the rapper reportedly ready to change the meaning of that acronym to “The Manny Team” after he appeared buddying up to Floyd’s arch-rival Manny Pacquiao at a press conference this week.
Perhaps the pressure has gotten to Floyd, because now he has jeopardized his freedom by getting into yet another altercation with a woman.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, in the last week “police responded to a 911 call made by a woman who said she was in a ‘verbal altercation’ with the champion boxer.
“After the argument, Mayweather fled with at least one of the unidentified victim’s personal possessions,” the report states.
If you remember, this is the kind of thing that got Floyd in trouble in the first place. Floyd’s violent altercation with Josie Harris, which included theft of her property, got him sentenced to three months in jail this year, with the boxer eventually being released a month early for good behavior.
The woman in question this time is one Melissa Brim, who according to the report “has had past violent run-ins with the boxer, including two incidents that resulted in Mayweather pleading guilty to two counts of domestic battery in 2002.”
According to the report, a Mayweather associate later returned Brim’s property to her, and she declined to press charges.
Still, if by engaging in behavior similar to that which got him sentenced to a jail term, Mayweather is found to have violated the terms of his probation–which specifies that he avoid trouble–he could be sent back to jail.
Also troubling for Floyd will be the $113,000 fine imposed by a federal judge for his no-showing of scheduled depositions in a case brought against him by none other than Manny Pacquiao, who claims Mayweather defamed him by telling the media that he uses performance enhancing drugs.
A motion brought against Mayweather stated that the boxer decided that “he, not the court, would determine if and when his deposition would take place.
“Busy living the ‘luxurious lifestyle non-stop,’ ‘pour[ing] champagne for [his] friends,’ and keeping the company of ‘attractive women,’ Mayweather refused to be deposed. He disobeyed properly served deposition notices, filed specious ’emergency’ motions, openly defied this court’s order directing him to appear, and serially misrepresented his whereabouts to Pacquiao and this court. Exposing Mayweather’s untruths was a massive – and expensive – undertaking.”
The judgement against Mayweather covers deposition costs and Pacquiao’s attorneys’ fees.