Pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather has another fight coming up in May, so that can only mean one thing: IT’S TIME TO COMMIT A FELONY.
Our latest and perhaps most disturbing entry in Mayweather’s long history of violence takes us to Las Vegas, where “Money” apparently had a couple of his goons kidnap and viciously beat two of his former employees after some of his jewelry went missing. So sayeth TMZ:
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports … the two men had been hired to work on Floyd’s Vegas homes … but when jewelry went missing, Floyd pointed the finger at them.
We’re told the men claim they were contacted several weeks ago and instructed to meet Floyd at an off-site location.
When the men arrived, they claim Floyd was waiting for them — along with a number of his “people” — who proceeded to beat the living crap out of them with various weapons, including clubs.
Our sources say the attack was so brutal the men could have easily died. Both men had broken arms and legs and were hospitalized for several days.
Well, it wouldn’t be a Mayweather fight if there wasn’t a threat of it being cancelled due to impending legal actions. I’m honestly starting to feel like the piece of human garbage that is Floyd Mayweather commits these crimes to hype up his fights, knowing that he is rich and famous enough to avoid most legal action in the errant cesspool that is the American justice system. (I’m kind of a cynic if you haven’t noticed.)
Since the investigation has only just begun, charges have yet to be filed against Mayweather and Showtime officials have yet to comment on the situation, but if I were to guess what their official statement on the matter would be, I’d go with, “Mmmmmm money money money buy Maidana vs. Mayweather on Showtime pay-per-view on May 3.”
If this story isn’t already insane enough, there is one extraneous detail that seems to detract from the likelihood of Mayweather’s involvement in this near execution, or at least show that the victims had ulterior motives. For starters, both victims apparently lawyered up before ever filing a police report against Mayweather, which indicates that they were planning to sue Mayweather from the get-go. Given the severity of their injuries, that seems like an odd order of events to say the least.
Then again, considering TMZ also reported that both men denied all allegations and appear to have been cleared of any wrongdoing, it perhaps makes sense that they would want to receive some tremendous compensation for having their legs and arms shattered to pieces over something they (probably) didn’t do.
Then again again, perhaps we should not be calling into question the validity of these reports, but rather why a historically violent and unstable man with a penchant for hair-trigger, violent reactions (from which his own family is not excluded) is not only allowed to continue walking the streets despite multiple offenses, but is being paid upwards of 40 million dollars to reinforce and hone his violent tendencies fight after fight.
Not that I have a dog in this fight or anything.