Mayweather's Lawyer and Doctor Call for House Arrest Due to Health Concerns

Vitali SCorrespondent IJune 12, 2012

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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Seems like Floyd Mayweather Jr. has had enough of jail, and would like to come back home, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

House arrest is what Floyd and his lawyers are trying to get approved, and the grounds for their request are that he is not only being held in inhumane conditions, but also the lack of time and training facilities cannot be accommodated at the Clark County Detention Center: “Medical opinion shows that CCDC administrative segregation threatens to end or shorten Mr. Mayweather's boxing career,” the motion said.

The report also notes that after being examined by a doctor, there were concerns as to why Floyd was in poor physical shape: “After examining Mr. Mayweather, Dr. Voy was concerned with Mr. Mayweather's dehydrated appearance, his lack of muscle tone and his dry mucus membranes."

To make things more clear, the doctor went on to “express deep concern for Mr. Mayweather's health and explained that any lengthy period of time with an inappropriate diet, coupled with lack of regular exercise, will most likely lead to irreversible damage to Mr. Mayweather's physique. Such damage could and, most likely, would lead to Mr. Mayweather being unable to continue his boxing career."

Truthfully, all that makes perfect sense: for an athlete who puts his body through vigorous training almost every singe day, being unable to exercise will diminish numerous physiological attributes instantaneously. Having said that, jail is not a clubhouse, and the lack of freedoms is the main purpose of the sentencing.

Whether the judge should allow for a house arrest for the reminder of his time is another question. On one hand, the answer is a clear no, because doing that would send a very damaging message to the public. No one, rich or poor, famous or average, should get any special treatment when they are being punished for the crimes that they have committed.

On the other hand, I think the lesson here is learned. Floyd Mayweather Jr. did not kill anyone, and had already paid a price for his actions. I highly doubt the will ever think about doing anything to anyone that could be misinterpreted and aggression in any way. If this sentence truly threatens his career, then I would be for approving this request.

As a boxing fan, I would really hate to see Mayweather’s career in any risk, as at this point, he is too valuable to the sport. There is a fight to be made, a fight that would topple most others as far as historical significance in boxing goes.