Details Of Floyd Mayweather's 60-Day Stint In Prison In 2012 Have Emerged
Floyd Mayweather is as well known for spending his hard earned cash as he is for his perfect 50-0 boxing record and 'Money Mayweather' could barely live without his luxuries when he was sent to prison.
In June 2012 Mayweather reported to Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas to serve 90 days behind bars for domestic abuse, although he would only serve 60 days for 'good behaviour.'
During his career the American might have been one of the toughest competitors but, according to a 2014 report by 'Sport on Earth,' Mayweather struggled during his stint in prison.
Reports and documents, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, show that the boxer refused most of the meals he was served and instead lived off 'commissary snacks.'
The report claims that Mayweather's favourite snacks to buy were 'packets of oatmeal flavored with maple and brown sugar, chicken ramen noodles, bottled water and Snickers bars.'
Being a celebrity meant the 42-year-old was in protective custody and was separated from the rest of the prisoners, kept in his cell for 23 hours a day.
'Pretty Boy' also asked for his release into the prison proper or a transfer on several occasions, once writing, "My mind is not the same. I've lost weight I am stressed out I can't workout and I need some type of exercise," also adding, "I'm just hoping this time don't have an infect on my job. Out of 168 hrs in a week I only get 5 hours out of my cell its just not right ... I have not committed a felony so why am I being treated like a murderer or child predator?"
To help him through his time in prison it's believed that the former Dancing with the Stars participant was paying Paul Lopez, who was serving time for gang related crimes, to protect him.
One report claims Mayweather shouted "I am putting $500 on your books -- thanks for looking out," at Lopez whilst another inmate, Nicholas Howard, is believed to have been paid $200 with Howard saying 'it is what it is,' when asked about the payment.
Lopez even tried to swap his privileges to Mayweather, telling one officer, "I want to give him my half hour in the dayroom, and I'll stay in the multipurpose room for my free time."
Despite being let out early for 'good behaviour' one prison guard did report the one time WWE competitor for what he believed was threatening behaviour.
Officer 'Snowden' was dealing with the former boxer and in his report said, "He looked me in the eye and he told me that when he gets out of jail, he won't forget me."
The prisoner then said "I didn't say I was going to hurt you, did I?" Before adding, "Without that badge, you aren't tough. It would be different between us if you didn't have that badge on."
There was also reports of an incident in which the inmate claimed he'd been injured after dropping a bottle of moisturiser under his bed and then stretching to retrieve it.
Finally a guard reported one on inspection that he had to confiscate '6 extra pillow cases, 14 extra sheets, 5 extra towels, and 3 extra pants,' from Mayweather's cell.
By the sounds of it 'Money' didn't really cope with his short time in prison, it's a good job for him it wasn't any longer.