LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 01: Boxer Floyd Maywether Jr. is lead away in handcuffs at the Clark County Regional Justice Center as he surrenders to serve a three-month jail sentence at theÊClark County Detention CenterÊon June 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ÊMayweather pleaded guilty in December to attacking his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Floyd Mayweather's team is looking to push for Floyd, who is currently serving a 90 day sentence for misdemeanor domestic battery and harassment, to be removed from the Clark County Detention Center and allowed to serve out the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.
The basis of their motion is that the "inhumane treatment" being suffered by Mayweather is threatening to end his boxing career. This after having a doctor perform a 90 minute exam on the championship boxer.
Floyd is, according to the team, being confined to his cell in isolation for 23 hours a day, with the one other hour seeing him unable to use training facilities. Their assertion is that this treatment is different than anyone else being held on misdemeanor charges and that, if the CCDC can not accommodate treating a "superstar" with the same treatment as anyone else he should be allowed to return to his home.
There are concerns about his caloric intake, now down to roughly 800 calories a day, and the inability for the athlete to train either in his cell or in the general workout facility. This could cause "irreparable damage" to Mayweather and end his boxing career prematurely, according to the doctor.
This is a tricky situation as they likely do have a case that, in keeping Floyd separated from the general population, he is being treated more harshly than anyone else serving 90 days for a misdemeanor.
But, as also pointed out at Fight Hub TV, the idea that Floyd's "punishment" should include living in a lavish mansion with no shortage of entertainment and luxuries doesn't seem right.
I'm also sure that the team would file a complaint were Floyd just tossed in with the general population based on his fame presenting a risk.
One would think that they may be able to do something else like agree to an hour of time in the training facility per day, but it's more likely that Mayweather just spend the rest of his sentence at home. It was expected all along that he'd be released after 45 days or so anyway, and since he's already served almost two weeks they may just allow this to go down.