As I posted on Twitter when this originally came out, Mayweather doesn’t run any of his social media spaces and I believed this was an overzealous member of the Money Team who posted the above photo on Mayweather’s instagram page.
Mayweather from the time Oscar went into rehab had nothing but encouraging comments for him and while they aren’t best buddies, I think he understands Oscar is struggling right now and wouldn’t kick him while he was down.
Here is the statement Mayweather released.
It’s unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier today that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post.
As I clearly stated during my fight week and again in the post-fight press conference, I completely support Oscar De La Hoya and his family during this difficult time in his life. Although we have had our differences in the past, I stand by him unconditionally and would never personally disrespect him or anyone else who struggles with addiction.
I apologize to Oscar and his family for this posting. I wish him well and am rooting for him to win his fight too. I also apologize to all of my followers for this ridiculous post. I have no ill-will towards anyone and have repeatedly stated that I only seek positivity in my life and for others.