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Floyd Mayweather Must Use Time in Jail to Change His Attitude

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 01: Boxer Floyd Maywether Jr. is lead away in handcuffs at the Clark County Regional Justice Center as he surrenders to serve a three-month jail sentence at theÊClark County Detention CenterÊon June 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ÊMayweather pleaded guilty in December to attacking his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
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Ryan PhillipsContributor IIIJune 3, 2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr. started his stint in jail on Friday and hopefully the world champion boxer will use his time behind bars to change his attitude and the way he leads his life.

On the surface, Mayweather may seem to be the kind of person who loves life and lives it to the fullest, but anyone who knows his history is aware of the demons that haunt him. His family life has always been a mess, and that's probably why he has a hard time staying out of trouble.

Mayweather's history of assault is long, the episode that landed him in jail being just the latest in a long line of disturbing episodes. 

He is currently in jail for a 2010 incident when he allegedly hit and kicked Josie Harris, the mother of three of his children. According to the police report from that night, Mayweather's 10-year-old son Koraun claimed his father threatened to beat him if he left the house. Koraun did leave the house and contacted the police. 

Mayweather was charged with two counts of domestic violence in 2002, and was convicted on two counts of misdemeanor battery against two women in 2004. He then pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery after kicking a bouncer in 2005. 

These repeated instances of assault are a problem and if Mayweather wants to be taken seriously outside of the ring, he needs to straighten his life out. He has to learn that money can't get him out of everything and that the rules apply to him in the same way they do everyone else. 

Hopefully the humbling experience of being behind bars will help Mayweather get his life on track.

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