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Jail Has Already Broken Floyd Mayweather

(Solitary confinement: Still not as bad as salad-tossing.)

Just twelve days into his 87-day jail sentence for domestic battery, #2 pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (behind Timothy Bradley, obviously) is already begging to serve the rest of his term on house arrest, arguing that continued incarceration could jeopardize his entire boxing career. Oh boo-fucking-hoo. Here’s the Las Vegas Review Journal with the details:

An emergency motion obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal shows Mayweather’s lawyers will ask Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa as early as today that the former Olympic bronze medal winner be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence on house arrest.

The 35-year-old’s physical conditioning is deteriorating under the stress of being jailed at the Clark County Detention Center, and he is being held in “inhumane conditions,” lawyer Richard Wright said in the motion filed Monday.

The boxer is being segregated from the general population and confined to his cell 23 hours a day in a locked-down section populated by felony defendants, Wright said. And in the hour each day Mayweather is allowed in a recreation area, he is alone and unable to use training facilities.

Wright stated that others who have committed similar misdemeanor offenses are treated differently and Mayweather’s celebrity status “cannot be accommodated at the CCDC.” [Ed. note: "similar misdemeanor offenses"? Floyd got busted for beating up his ex-girlfriend in front of their kids, not jaywalking, right?]

Prosecutors are expected to oppose the motion…

The 35-page motion, which included affidavits from Mayweather’s co-manager, Leonard Ellerbe, and personal physician Dr. Robert Voy, stated that if Mayweather remained in jail, it would threaten his career. He had planned on fighting for at least two more years, according to the motion.

Voy, through a court order, examined the boxer for 90 minutes on Friday, while jail medical staff observed.

“Medical opinion shows that CCDC administrative segregation threatens to end or shorten Mr. Mayweather’s boxing career,” the motion said.

Voy determined Mayweather is consuming less than 800 calories a day. He is eating fruit, bread and energy bars bought at the commissary. Under his normal daily training routine the boxer consumes between 3,000 and 4,000 calories.

Voy also investigated Mayweather’s ability to exercise. He found Mayweather has no room to exercise in jail, and he is not allowed to use the training areas because he is in isolation.

“After examining Mr. Mayweather, Dr. Voy was concerned with Mr. Mayweather’s dehydrated appearance, his lack of muscle tone and his dry mucus membranes,” the motion said.

Voy also “expressed deep concern for Mr. Mayweather’s health and explained that any lengthy period of time with an inappropriate diet, coupled with lack of regular exercise, will most likely lead to irreversible damage to Mr. Mayweather’s physique,” the motion said.

“Such damage could and, most likely, would lead to Mr. Mayweather being unable to continue his boxing career,” the motion said.

Voy was concerned that Mayweather was withdrawing into depression and developing anger issues that he normally can “dissipate” through his exercise routine…

Wright identified several differences between the way Mayweather is treated versus those in general population.

Mayweather is allowed access to shower, watch TV, use hot water to prepare food, use phones and exercise for an hour a day. Other inmates have access to phones and TV, can play games with other inmates and are out of their cells “for most of the day.”

Inside his cell, Mayweather doesn’t have access to hot water to prepare food for himself or clean himself, and he was recently told he cannot receive bottled water because he is in isolation.

According to the motion, Mayweather has not been a problem inmate and has treated jail staff with respect. Still, “he (Mayweather) believes he is treated in a very unfair and inhumane way,” Voy said in the motion…

Wright added in the motion, “To lose his physique and ability to box because of being placed in administrative segregation is a blow he should not have to take.”

That Mayweather is being held in isolation and not able to maintain his training regime “may cause, not just huge financial harm to Mayweather, but also huge emotional harm if he is no longer able to pursue his boxing career because of the de-conditioning he has suffered.”

Wright said that Mayweather believed he was only going to be in isolation for a week before being moved to another area of the downtown jail. Wright said jail officials have indicated he will remain in isolation. His scheduled release date is Aug. 3, according to jail records.

Wright said in the motion that Mayweather would be willing to work with jail officials to find “an appropriate location” to serve house arrest if the judge agreed. It’s unclear whether the appropriate location would be Mayweather’s 12,000-square-foot mansion in the ritzy Southern Highlands development. The mansion sports a walk-in closet bigger than his jail cell.

Mayweather has asked to be put in the general population, according to the motion, but jailers have declined to do so because of his celebrity status.

This is the way boxing ends — with Pacquiao getting robbed, and Mayweather’s body disintegrating in solitary confinement. Screw “celebrity status.” If Floyd wants to live among the commoners in general population, he should be granted that right. And if something nasty should befall him, well…jail’s not supposed to fun, is it?

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rudygpimpg- June 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm
What a little girl, not so tough now huh?
Sopapo- June 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm
So if this pays off then he sets prescedent and all prisioners can be free. You know cause beign stuck in a cell a 24/7 kinda ruins anyones career..... stupid lawyers
Kintamachikara- June 13, 2012 at 9:11 am
put him in gen pop
enrikk- June 13, 2012 at 4:55 am
@Nealio Yeah, going to jail pretty much screws everyone over as far as recovering legitimate jobs, so fuck Floyd for whining about not being able to make millions afterwards. Everyone else has to fill out dozens of soon-to-be-rejected job applications while sustaining themselves on whatever pocket lint they had before going in.
Word's out: when times get "rough" for Mayweather, he turns bitch. I'm sure that will go over well in jail, too.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- June 13, 2012 at 4:36 am
Someone please ask War Machine what his opinion on this matter is....speaking of War Machine, isn't he back in jail? Is he not writing any more jail diaries??
NomadRip- June 13, 2012 at 6:31 am
He IS writing his Season 2 Jailhouse diaries. For some reason, CagePotato has been ignoring them (See my comment below). I saw it yesterday when he posted episode 16 from this season/stretch. He was hoping he'd be able to get Floyd to teach him how to throw a jab, since he's never thrown one in a fight :-D
PingPong- June 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm
Floyd Mayweather brings a lot of money to Vegas with his persona, and his fights. He probably moves the needle in terms of attendance and casino take every time he fights. This is what the collective psyche of the city of Las Vegas cares about. I'll bet dollars to donuts he gets a reduced sentence so he can get back to making money for himself and the city.
1Jackal- June 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm
I am a high school teacher. So you are telling me that if I go to prison, that might ruin my carrer when I get out? Holy Shit thank you Mayweathers overpriced attorneys for that information. I never thought about that before. Oh and whats that you say? In prison I cant eat all of the food I want and I am not able to work out when I want to. Well this is news to me, so glad that I know that now
SquidInk- June 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Oh, fuck you Floyd. I did time in one of the jails in Maricopa County (notorious for being some of the worst in the country) and I made it through without special treatment. Really, man... fuck you and the horse you rode in on.
mikelphone- June 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm
Warmachine does a year comes out fights Huerta wins, and is now back in jail for another year...

Suck it up B*tch!!
Ringo- June 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Let him be with the general population. "hey bitch give me some chon chon"
intercept440- June 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm
floyd's a bitch.. the end
ArmFarmer- June 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm
Apparently any fighter/grappler who's ever cut weight has permanently ruined their careers. Cuz you know, hydration and muscle mass are impossible to get back once they're gone. That stuff about drinking water and going to the gym doesn't work, that's all a myth.
Nealio- June 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Correct me if I"m wrong, but doesn't going to jail usually jeopardize ANYONE's career??? If only there was something he could have done to prevent this, like NOT beating his wife....
MaritalArtist- June 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm
Best comment yet!
thenutman69321- June 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm
3 months buddy. You can sleep through that tiny ass jail term. Man up and do your time like the rest of us. Solitary does suck but 3 months of it ain't shit.
ksgbobo- June 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm
This reminds me of a Zerman movie I watched on Netflix the other night called The Robber, or some crap like that. Man gets thrown in jail for robbing banks. To stay in shape, he runs circles around the small little court yard, and he comes out winning marathons all around Deustchland.
Why can't that bitch ass Mayweahter do that? Tyson did it, as well as numerous other people.
NomadRip- June 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Why in the name of Chocolate Al's Holy Mohawk has nobody been writing about War Machine's prison blogs all this time? He's posted 16 now in this new stretch?!?!

Don't tell me someone instituted a ban?
Barnaby Jones- June 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm
If he wants to get effed in his eh he should definitely leave solitary.

Otherwise shut your yap Mr. Mayweather.
enrikk- June 13, 2012 at 4:43 am
Yeah, someone should remind Floyd that he can still get raped in a very literal sense. James Toney found out what happens when other people don't play by boxing rules, and there's nothing in jail that says they can't gang up on you, either.
Rule #1 of jail: watch yer cornhole, bud.
towelie- June 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm
I agree, send him to gen pop.
Stak40- June 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Look Mayweather shouldn't be in jail in the first place. Beating your wife as long as she is your wife and doesn't cause any permanent damage should be legal. Women now a days don't know their place, act and talk like a man so they should be treated like one. Especially, when she don't work and reaps the benefit of all HIS money. Also, if he beat her in front of his kids than that means he is in his kids life which many young black kids don't have the privileged. This my friends is fucking injustice at its worse and possibly finest. Dig!
skarfaced- June 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm
i don't joke about shit like that because there are women living in countries that actually ALLOW that bullshit....and they even get punished for being beaten because of something they did to deserve it.
Stak40- June 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm
To be honest i am only half joking and whether you like it or not is on you. Do I really think men should hit thier wives/girlfriends as a form of punishment. No. Do i know that there are crazy bitches out there that even as a guy you better not turn your back on them. Hell yes. If a chick wants to talk like a man, get in your face like a man and put her hands on you like a man, then she can get her ass wooped like a man. I've seen chicks with better hands then there man. I have seen a man get his ass kicked by his girl. Mayweather may be one of the most ignorant motherfuckers on this planet and although i can appreciate his boxing abilities i despise him as a person. That bieng said if you marry a man like this you are probably a dumb crazy ghetto bitch who sorry to say may have deserved it. You can keep that third world shit cause that aint this. Funny, i assume your name is based off of Tony Montana who slapped the fucking shit out of his sister and shot his best friend. uh huh
dog_of_war- June 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm
tyson did three years and this bitch cant do three months ??? fuckin bitch
Ruke Doufus- June 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm
So, just put him in the general population. Problem solved. Problem staying solved!
Phattousai- June 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm
Considering his current dilemma, Mayweather would do well to follow Jim Carrey's advice to his client in Liar Liar..."QUIT BREAKING THE LAW, ASSHOLE!"
manup- June 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm
what a pussy!
virsaci- June 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm
"Better watch your back Fish! Squirrel Master ain't gonna be there for you all the time. Next time I come for you, I'm gonna want some cocktail... FRUIT! "
amsterdamheavy- June 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm
...and not a single fuck was given.