Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather expressed his support towards Ray Rice following his indefinite suspension from the NFL after video evidence appeared of him assaulting his wife in an elevator.
‘Money' stated that he wishes "nothing but the best" for Rice and hopes that he can turn the situation into something positive in his life.
"When it is all said and done, I wish something positive out of the situation," said Mayweather. "I'm not here to say anything negative about him. Things happen. You live and you learn."
Mayweather also believes that the NFL should have maintained the original two-game suspension, no matter the video evidence that recently surfaced of Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious.
"They said that they have suspended him for two games. Whether they have seen the tape or not, I truly believe a person should stick to their word. If you tell me you are going to do something, do what you said you are gonna do. I'm not really on the field so I can't speak on the situation but I wish everyone nothing but the best."
Having been convicted for domestic abuse himself on multiple occasion - both incidents required plea deals and the second of which sent him to jail - Mayweather is all to familiar with this sort of incident yet made little effort to show any dismay for Rice's actions.
In fact, he defended Rice's actions by adding that worse things have gone on behind closed doors in other households that never see the light of day.
"I'm trying to become a better person each and every day," he added. No one is perfect. There is a lot of worse things that go on in other people's households also. It is just not caught on video.
"I wish Ray Rice nothing but the best."