Ah…Floyd Mayweather Jr. is making headlines yet again.
No, this time it isn’t for his upcoming super-fight with Marcos Maidana, or for his reading deficiencies. Simply the champ decided to chime in on the recent tribulations of former NFL star Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident.
Mayweather recently said he believed the NFL should have kept the original two-game suspension as a disciplinary action for Ray Rice.
Stating that the league was overly influenced by new video showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City, NJ, casino elevator. Mayweather had this to say:
“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also,” Mayweather said. “It’s just not caught on video, if that’s safe to say.”
Now I know Money May says some pretty outlandish things sometimes, but I do see where he’s coming from with his statement. Yes, the league may have acted out again, after receiving much fan disapproval for the original disciplinary action due to the pressure of the actual footage being released. The NFL was trying to write their wrongs, but to be frank; back against the wall, the league had no other choice but to do so.
The absolute ridicule and backlash that the league, as well as the Baltimore Ravens team in which Ray Rice used to play for would have received after this footage was released AND after his two games suspension was up, would have been insurmountable. My belief is the NFL did the right thing, with the wrong intentions.
So yes Mayweather does bring across a good point, but it’s terrible timing…yes it may be something that a lot of people agree on mentally, but due to the sensitivity of the subject, no one should or would admit it. Especially someone who’s dealing with his own domestic issues should not comment on this situation. Mayweather, who spent two months in a Las Vegas jail in 2012, still claims his innocence even after pleading guilty to reduced domestic abuse charge from an attack on his former girlfriend while their children watched.
Had Mayweather not copped a plea deal, he would have faced trial on felony charges that could have gotten him up to 34 years in prison.
Mayweathers big matchup is this Saturday on PPV. Advice to you Floyd, stick to commenting on your own fights.