I knew it would just be a matter of time before Floyd’s lawyers found a loophole to try to get him out of prison and to be honest I think it might work.
Lawyers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. say the undefeated champion boxer may never fight again if he’s not released from the Las Vegas jail he entered earlier this month.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Mayweather’s lawyers filed an emergency motion Monday asking that he serve the remainder of his three-month jail sentence in house arrest.
Lawyer Richard Wright says Mayweather’s health is deteriorating by being confined to his cell 23 hours a day and restricted from working out. Jailers are keeping him from the general inmate population because of his celebrity status.
The motion says the boxer’s doctor believes the conditions could do irreversible damage to Mayweather’s physique.
It is a reasonable theory and one a judge who understands the type of money than Mayweather makes for the city of Las Vegas might find sympathetic.
So, don’t be surprised if Mayweather gets out sooner than later.