Floyd Mayweather weighs in on Ray Rice suspension


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he believes the NFL should have stuck with its original discipline of Ray Rice, saying the league was overly influenced by new video showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

The boxing superstar — who has had his own domestic abuse issues — said Tuesday he didn’t feel the original two-game suspension should be changed because of video.

“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.”

Mayweather, who spent two months in a Las Vegas jail in 2012, still maintains his innocence even after pleading to reduced domestic abuse charges stemming from an attack on his former girlfriend while their children watched. Had Mayweather not taken the plea bargain, he would have gone to trial on felony charges that could have gotten him up to 34 years in prison.

Mayweather was also named in a civil lawsuit last week by his former fiancee, who said the fighter assaulted her and kept her from leaving his Las Vegas mansion. Shantel Jackson also said the boxer publicly humiliated her by posting a sonogram showing her pregnant with twins online, and then claiming she aborted them.

Mayweather said he has been falsely accused many times.

“Like I’ve said in the past, no bumps, no bruises, no nothing,” Mayweather said. “With O.J. and Nicole, you seen pictures. With Chris Brown and Rihanna, you seen pictures. With (Chad) Ochocinco and Evelyn, you seen pictures. You guys have yet to see any pictures of a battered woman, a woman who says she was kicked and beaten (by Mayweather). So I just live my life and try to stay positive, and try to become a better person each and every day.”

{Via AP}

This is how I’m feeling about this…


Okay. And let me say this.  I am SICK. AND. TIIIIIIIIIIRED. of people saying that “we” are trying to control what goes on in their (Janay and Ray) relationship.  NO. WE. ARE. NOT. Y’all keep saying that what goes on in their home is their business.  Floyd Mayweather says that there are worse things that happen inside people’s households.

I’m going to give him a little pass on that because maybe he wasn’t able to read the facts on this story.  THIS DIDN’T HAPPEN IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD.  This happened in public. It was a public casino. They were on a public elevator.

Janay can love him all she wants.  I mean, *we* can’t change that. But *we* also aren’t going to sit back and say “oh” to him knocking her out. NOPE.

Whew.  Y’all make me so tired.

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