Thoughts On Floyd's Request To Do Time At Home?
|Written by Michael Woods|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:04|
The minimal time I spent in jail was by no means a pleasant outing for me, though the downside was minimized by the knowledge that it wouldn't be a sleepover, that I'd be released in a few hours. I guess I figured Floyd Mayweather would sort of see things the same way, and since I see him to be a person who does possess a good deal of mental discipline, as evidenced by his training regiment, his superb record, his long run as a superstar in the sport, I thought he'd do his 87 days or less in the can without a fuss. Thought wrong..Mayweather reached out to his counsel, and had them on Wednesday petition the court to shift him to house arrest, or at least move him out of his solitary station, and into general population at the Clark County (NV) Detention Center. The boxer's counsel said the food and water at the facility where Floyd is staying is subpar, and that he has been unable to exercise, to the point that his skills as a boxer could deteriorate irrevocably.
"It's jail," the prosecutor, Lisa Luzaich said to the AP. "Where did he think he was going? The Four Seasons?"
The sarcastic tone of Luzaich has been shared by some weighing in on social media. They find it surprising that the boxer, who has boasted about coming up the hard way, and pals around with gangsta rapper 50 Cent, didn't do his stint without a fuss. Others note, in his defense, that doing time is not easy for anyone, and that he is something of a sensitive soul, that much of the hubris seen before his fights is merely a front, to promote the bout.
I checked in with Attorney Keith Sullivan, who is geared up because client Andy Lee gets a crack at WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Saturday in Texas (HBO will televise), because he has expertise about the justice system, and the fight game, to opine on the development.