Boxing’s main attraction, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., has found himself in many fights for title belts over his long career, but today he started one in the courtroom for his freedom.
Miguel Burgos and Aaron Ryan claim that Floyd was unhappy after they issued several of his vehicles tickets for violating association rules. However, the duo did not immediately press criminal charges against the prize fighter. When they did finally make their charges, they provided the court with taped interviews in which they claim that Floyd was irate and even went as far as to claim that Mayweather threatened them by warning them, “my homies have guns, if you want me to call them they’d come over here and take care of you.”
And that is where Floyd could find himself in hot water in the court rooms if they can prove in the court room that he threatened them with strong-arm action.
All of this could be decided by the judge as soon as today, or we could be set for a trial that could extend a little longer.
If found guilty Floyd could face up to a year in jail with fines up to $2,000 dollars from the incident. Mayweather declined to comment.
At the beginning of November he will be back in the courtroom stemming from another incident against a separate security guard over more parking tickets. In that instance, however, he is facing a battery charge for allegedly poking the guard. Floyd pleaded not guilty.
If you have ever watched an episode of any of Mayweather’s 24/7 episodes on HBO, you know that the man has more than a garage full of cars. You would also know that Floyd is not the most even tempered individual, so it’s hard not to assume on how these cases may have went down.
In reality, both of these upcoming trials are probably looked on as nothing but sparring opportunities for the Mayweather camp because in December, that is when the real fight starts. Floyd is facing felony charges following a dispute with his ex-girlfriend and his two children. If he loses that case, he’s looking at potentially facing 34 years in prison.
These next couples of months are going to be interesting for the Mayweather camp, but the champ has always had a knack for dodging punches.
Mayweather was NOT GUILTY