Following a few off-the-cuff statements at a media gathering during the Las Vegas grand arrivals, Floyd Mayweather Jr has been forced to backtrack on his comments he made about suspended NFL star Ray Rice.
Rice was dropped indefinitely from the NFL roster and had his contract with the Baltimore Ravens cancelled for laying out his soon-to-be wife with two left hooks in an elevator.
Mayweather,as usual gave the press a straight answer when asked his opinion on the matter, but then endured another press storm for his trouble.
“I think worse goes on in people homes that just isn’t caught on video,” said Mayweather, who then stated that the NFL should have stuck to their original two game ban which was altered following a media backlash.
As usual, Mayweather’s words were jumped on by the majority of publications, and as the pound for pound best took to the podium at the final press conference for his rematch with Marcos Maidana, the apologetic fighter gave this statement:
“I don’t condone what happened. If I offended anyone, I apologize. I have this tough, rugged fighter in front of me and that’s what I have to focus on. I’m not perfect, I make mistakes and I don’t condone that at all.”
Mayweather, 37, is not stranger to bad publicity himself when it comes to the opposite sex – having been jailed in 2012 for assaulting his ex-wife, and is now the subject of new allegations from former partner Shantell ‘Miss’ Jackson.
Jackson, who is now dating rapper and Mayweather rival Nelly, has filed a lawsuit for alleged physical and mental abuse by the ‘Money’ man and stands to bank millions if the powers that be eventually rule in her favour.
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