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Floyd Mayweather jail sentence delayed because of economic impact on Vegas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    This happened Friday, but I saw no mention of it here:

    http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7432860/floyd-mayweather-jr-avoids-jail-time-june

    Basically, Mayweather's 90-day sentence was supposed to start on Friday, but the judge delayed it until June 1 so Mayweather could train for and hold a fight on May 5 at the MGM Grand. She was swayed by the defense lawyer, who put it this way:

    Just curious to see what folks here think of this.
     
  2. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Also need his action on the NFL playoffs and March Madness as part of the economic impact.
     
  3. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    +1
     
  4. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Mark Warner agrees.
     
  5. Special rules for special talents.
     
  6. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Floyd is a job creator :D
     
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I don't think it is unusual at all for a jail (not prison, keep in mind) sentence to be delayed when someone has contractual obligations to fulfill.
     
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Money Mayweather. Nuff said.
     
  9. mb

    mb Active Member

    In a perfect world, the judge would have offered to delay the sentence ... only if Mayweather agreed to fight Pacquiao.
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    I'd be interested in seeing the attorney's scratch pad. Because those numbers are straight bullshit.
     
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Totally correct.

    People see stuff like this and the reaction is always "If that were you or me, you know what would have happened!" And honestly, the answer is usually that if it were you or me, we likely would have gotten probation.

    In most cases, judges are willing to work around someone's schedule. That's why DUIs are frequently served over a series of weekends.
     
  12. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Agree with this. In fact, I'd argue that the Average Joe gets punished less when it comes to non-felony / capital cases. If you're accused of murder, yes, it helps to have a bunch of money for a high-powered attorney. If you're accused of simple assault, there is a good chance the case gets dismissed with a $100 "donation" whether you're famous or not.
     
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