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My Rant Against Floyd Mayweather

 

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By. BrotherJR

September 10, 2014

 

Floyd Mayweather told reporters Tuesday that the NFL overreacted and went too far suspending in  Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice indefinitely following disturbing video of Rice knocking out his then fiancee (now wife) Janay Rice in an elevator. According to Mayweather “They had said that they  suspended him for two games,” Mayweather told reporters, according to The Ring:

“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 about the situation. When asked about the video Mayweather said “I think there are a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households also. It’s just not caught on video.”

When asked about his own issues in the past Mayweather said “Like I’ve said in the past, no bumps, no bruises, no nothing,” Mayweather said, according to ESPN

“With O.J. and Nicole (Simpson), 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.”

I usually try not to rant and go into rage mode on this blog, but this situation is an exception. Floyd Mayweather’s comments need to be addressed and dude needs to be called out.

Bottom line, Floyd’s comments were insensitive and highly ironic on his part. Of course what should we expect from Floyd, who has a long history when it comes to issues of domestic violence, misogyny and just plain shaming women. Hell, this is the same Floyd Mayweather who spent 60 days after pleading guilty to domestic violence back in 2012 and has other cases of domestic violence brought against him in the past. It should come as no surprise that a man with his history regarding women would not show sympathy towards the Janay Rice.

What has me even more ticked off is his rather cavalier response to the video. To say essentially well, there’s worse out there and it’s not on video speaks even further to how insensitive his words and attitude is. Sure there may be worse cases of domestic violence, but that doesn’t mean that the NFL is not  in the right to take the actions against Rice that they did. Floyd is a father, and I bet if a person beats on any of his kids they way Ray Rice punched his now wife, Floyd’s attitude would be very different. Also, when it comes to his own issues, to say with OJ and Nicle, Chris Brown and Rihanna you seen pictures, but there were no pictures of me. Come on Floyd! That implies that because there’s no video or pictures, that there’s no proof. People are not stupid and there are too many instances of court documented testimony and evidence to suggest that Floyd is not totally innocent. And remember Floyd, you did serve 60 days in jail essentially copping a plea deal a to domestic violence charge just a couple of years ago.

To say that just because don’t see “no bumps, no bruises, no nothing,” doesn’t mean that you’re completely exempt, sir. You’re not fooling anybody Floyd.
I’m a hardcore boxing fan with a blog, YouTube show and podcast. Yes, I’ve covered Floyd Mayweather fights in the past and will have a breakdown of his upcoming rematch against Marcos Maidana on my podcast this week. However, when it comes to Floyd “Money” Mayweather, dude has plenty of issues and his response to the Ray Rice suspension were tone-deaf tinged with a bit of hypocrisy.

Domestic violence is a serious issue, and Floyd’s comments to the Ray Rice suspension shows a lack of care when it comes to the issue of domestic violence  and he deserves heavy criticism.

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September 10, 2014 - Posted by | Blog, Boxing |

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