(Look up "shit-eating grin" in the dictionary and you’ll find this photo.)
I’m sure most of us have gone back to an ex-girlfriend’s apartment after a break-up to retrieve a few things. A pair of shoes, the Pixies CD that mysteriously went missing from your car or the $100 you leant her so she could get her hair streaked — whatever it was, you paid for it and you wanted it back; so much so, that were willing to stomach having to see your replacement sitting shirtless on her sofa and resist the urge to head-kick his smug smile out the window as you waited to get your shit back.
The difference between most of us — okay, all of us — and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is that he made more in his last fight than all of CP’s readers combined will likely make this year and that all of the items most of us would swallow our pride to get back, he could replace with the money he has in the ashtray of one of his 20 cars.
In spite of that fact, he managed to get thrown in jail for stealing his ex’s $500 iPhone.
After posting $3,000 bail today, Mayweather was released from Clark County jail in Las Vegas where he turned himself in earlier in the day for grand larceny charges stemming from an incident earlier in the week with one of his baby mama. According to police reports, the 33-year-old boxing champ is alleged to have hit his ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children, Josie Harris, before taking her iPhone and leaving her residence.
Mayweather was not charged with domestic assault, which is no surprise since he didn’t land anything of note and just danced around Harris for 1/2 an hour.
Luckily, Mayweather has his pal, 50 Cent, to rep him in the court of public opinion.
Here’s Curtis Jackson’s take on the situation, as tweeted by the rapper as news that police issued a warrant for Floyd’s arrest began to spread yesterday.
“Another case of angry baby momma wanting momma. Police are looking for @FloydMayweather, I just got off the phone with him…she’s claiming he hit her but has no brusies. Floyd went to see his kids last night, if a fighter of Floyd caliber hits you, you would be bruised…I talked to him before and after the situation, he wasn’t even upset. He said he asked her why the house was so dirty and she started trippin…”
"Floyd went to his ex’s house to see three of his kids and she got pissed when he said, ‘Bitch, clean up this dump,’ so he took her iPhone to teach her a lesson about respect."
Here’s "Fity’s" Twitter explanation of why Mayweather was pissed off with Harris in the first place:
“She has a girlfriend that stays in the guest house that Floyd is paying for her as child support that is helping fuel the situation…Floyd said he feels like her girlfriend is using her and pushing her in the wrong direction…This is crazy to me. I performed at Club Pure on NYE in Vegas. I remember Floyd showing me a ring he bought her for $1 mill. Who can you trust.”
"Floyd’s sick of paying the bills for his ex when she’s letting some ho live in the pool house. She should listen to him since he bought her a big diamond with the interest he made off the Mosley fight."
Grand larceny charges in Las Vegas carry a minimum penalty of 18 months probation and or a $5,000 fine and maximum of 10 years in prison.
It’s unlikely that Mayweather will go to jail, considering the circumstances and the fact that he likely bought and pays the bill on the phone he allegedly took. Besides that, he probably has $5,000 wedged between his couch cushions, so I can understand why he doesn’t seem too worried in his mugshot.