Floyd Mayweather has kept it light regarding his impending jail sentence for domestic violence, but the trademark gleaming beam of “Money” was absent as he put his hands behind his back, was handcuffed, and led from a courtroom to begin his term, for three months or less at the Clark County Detention Center in Vegas, this morning.
According to the gossip site TMZ, the judge lauded the boxer, who is coming off a stellar showing against Miguel Cotto on May 5, for doing 45 hours of community service. He has 55 hours remaining. TMZ says he has completed 21 of his required 54 domestic violence classes, as well.
TMZ aired video in which we saw a grim-faced Floyd being led to the court-room, his ever-present right-hand man Leonard Ellerbe by his side for moral support.
He spent some quality time with his daughter, he showed his friends via his last Tweet, and an Instagram photo, right before midnight Friday. “Me & my daughter spending precious time together before I leave my family, friends and fans,” his final Tweet before his sentence said. A few hours before that, he sent out a photo of him dozing while he received a pedicure. “At home enjoying my day,” it read.
ESPN's Dan Rafael reported that Floyd will be segregated from other prisoners for at least a week. Also, he won't have a TV in his cell, Rafael reported, and the jail probably won't pony up for Manny Pacquiao's June 9 PPV bout against Tim Bradley.
Readers, do you think this stint will be “good” for Floyd? Or will the experience not sink in and resonate? Perhaps the term will give him more “street cred” and boost his popularity in certain circles? Do you think he will be treated like a king in the can, and that will make the experience far less painful? What will this jail time do to Floyd Mayweather, if anything?