“Ray Rice has received a lot of attention for his domestic abuse incident, and deservedly so. The video of him striking his then-fiancee Janay is beyond disturbing. But there’s another athlete who deserves far more attention for his atrocities against women, an athlete who has had numerous run-ins with the law for domestic abuse. I’m of course speaking of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
In an interview with CNN’s Rachel Nichols, Mayweather said his domestic violence incidents were merely “allegations” and nothing more. Just read this ridiculous exchange.
Rachel Nichols: In the incident you went to jail for, the mother of your three children did some show bruising and a concussion when she went to the hospital. It was your own children who called the police, gave them a detailed description of the abuse. There’s been documentation.
Floyd Mayweather: Once again, no pictures. Just hearsay and allegations.
I mean this sincerely: I don’t think Floyd has an understanding of what the word ‘hearsay’ means.”
If you’ve been following the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice domestic battery case in the NFL, then this is a must watch. CNN’s Rachel Nichols talks to boxer Floyd Mayweather about his own history with domestic violence, including one incident where he beat the mother of his children and threatened to kill her—and them—in front of the children themselves. When asked if he would donate some of his $30 million dollar purse from his next fight to domestic violence, he said the money would go to his kids…looks like they’ll need it if and when Mayweather actually does kill their mother. The world’s highest paid boxer can only use a woman as a punching bag so many times before the damage is so severe—or deadly—that it can’t be undone. Domestic violence, like rape culture, is an epidemic in this country and around the world, so share this story; enlighten a few people you know as to what their favorite athletes, celebrities, and friends are really like.