Judge Shuts Down Floyd Mayweather’s Attempt To Get Out Of Jail Early
Floyd Mayweather thought he could deal with the rigors of incarceration. Apparently, a mere 10 days of a scheduled 87-day incarceration had already pushed the man known as “Money” to the brink. Last week, Mayweather’s legal team filed an emergency motion asking to place Mayweather in either house arrest or put him with the general population. According to his attorneys the quality of food and water have threatened his health and his inability to work out as he normally would may put a damper on his boxing career according to ESPN.
After the motion was filed, Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa decided that Mayweather would remain behind bars, according to ESPN.
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa wrote in her late Wednesday decision that water has been made available to Mayweather around the clock and the only reason he isn’t eating properly is because he refuses to eat the provided meals. Saragosa said Mayweather’s complaints that he is unable to exercise in jail are also unfounded.
“While the physical training areas and times provided to (Mayweather) may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses,” Saragosa wrote.
Perhaps Mayweather was confused as to what jail is supposed to be like. Apparently, he thought it wouldn’t be so rough and his three months would breeze by. Well, it appears he just received a rude awakening. But wait, it gets better…
Mayweather’s legal team told the court this week that his personal physician, Dr. Robert Voy, visited the jail Friday and determined the fighter had lost muscle tone. Voy estimated Mayweather was consuming fewer than 800 calories a day instead of his usual 3,000 or 4,000 calories. Mayweather also wasn’t drinking enough because he wasn’t allowed bottled water and doesn’t enjoy tap water.
“I am concerned about Floyd withdrawing, developing anger he cannot dissipate through the usual means of dedicated exercise and training,” Voy wrote in an affidavit. “Boxing has been Mr. Mayweather’s life since he was a young man and we need champions of this type to continue to their natural retirement and hopefully their contributions to society thereafter.”
No, you don’t get special treatment because you are a boxer who makes millions. Jail doesn’t give a damn about your career. He’s going to have to suck it up and endure.