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Floyd Mayweather Says NFL Should Stick To 2-Game Suspension For Ray Rice

Via MLive

Boxer Floyd Mayweather said Tuesday that he thinks the NFL should have stuck to its original two-game suspension of Ray Rice for domestic violence announced in July, despite new video footage this week.

Rice’s contract was terminated by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday after video was released of him knocking his wife and then-fiancee, Lanay, unconscious in an elevator.

Mayweather, twice convicted in domestic incidents, including one he vehemently denies which sent him to jail for 63 days in 2012, suggested Rice was the subject of ex-post-facto justice after the league initially suspended the player two games for the incident in July.

“They had said that they had suspended him for two games. Whether they saw the tape or not, I truly believe a person should stick to their word. If you tell me you’re going to do something, do what you say you’re going to do. But once again, I’m not in the NFL, so I can’t really speak on the situation.”

Mayweather expressed hope for “nothing but the best” for the Rices.

“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also,” he said. “It’s just not caught on video.

“I know he’s probably going through a lot right now because football is his passion, football is his love. It’s no different than with me being in the fight game, if they told me, ‘Floyd, you’ve got the biggest deal in sports history,’ and then a couple months later, they say, ‘You know what, your deal is taken away from you’ — oh, man. It’s not really just the money, it’s just the love of the sport, the passion.”

Yes, when you beat women there are people that will not want to be associated with you. Seems legit if you ask us.

“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) Ocho Cinco 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.”

Mayweather was sued last Thursday in Los Angeles by ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson, who among other claims says the boxer committed assault and battery against her on at least three occasions.

There are no corroborating police reports with any of the incidents.

“I don’t really focus on that stuff,” Mayweather said. “You know, I’ve been facing so many obstacles throughout my life. My main thing is to just focus on my job, which is boxing.”

Asked if he thought the timing of the lawsuit was strategic, nine days before he fights a rematch with Marcos Maidana on Saturday at MGM Grand, Mayweather said he doesn’t know.

“Jealousy and envy come with the territory,” he said. “People are always going to take shots at Floyd Mayweather. My thing is just to be the best I can be in the sport of boxing and focus on my job, which is boxing.”

Because “bumps and bruises” are clearly the only evidence that will suffice in

Not only should Floyd Mayweather Jr. not be allowed to read, he shouldn’t be allowed to speak either.

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