Floyd Mayweather sits and ponders how it all went wrong.
Venturing into your ex-girlfriend's house unannounced as she sleeps is never a good idea.
Unfortunately, not everyone knows that.
There are nearly seven billion people on the face of the Earth, but no one can tell Floyd "Money" Mayweather what is right and what is wrong because Money doesn't seem to have a soul with which anyone can communicate and money can't buy one. So he rambles along endlessly, on a path of destruction set in stone years ago in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich.
In better times, Mayweather was considered one of the best boxers of his generation. A cerebral sort who prided his pugilistic craft on the aspect of hitting without getting hit, but becoming a championship boxer was never enough for the flamboyant fighter because he was expected to become a champion all along.
Therein lies the problem.
From a young age Mayweather was conditioned to do one thing; box. He was taught how to punch before he was taught how to walk and since then, has been whored out by numerous men who never considered the well-being of the child their actions were molding. First and foremost, his father Floyd Sr., and uncle Roger Mayweather did the damage, more recently Bob Arum from Top Rank promotions, and Ross Greenburg from HBO Sports, have taken the liberty of exploiting his abilities.
The only thing that mattered to these men was that Money could fill the voids that consumed their respective lives, now he has to pay the price.
In these times, Mayweather is an undisputed disgrace to boxing. A jealous man-child who cannot control his envy of pound-for-pound king, Manny Pacquiao. An egomaniac whose insecurities continue to mount, overpowering the carefully crafted image that sometimes fooled people into believing his act, was indeed an act, not a reflection of something deeper.
It started on Sept. 2, with a 5th-grade-level racist and homophobic rant detailing everything that Mayweather hates about his Filipino arch nemesis, Pacquiao, it ended Sept. 10, with a 3rd-grade-level booking photo taken at Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas for grand larceny, in between the former champ ventured into his ex-girlfriend's house with an accomplice to beat her ass, and threatened the same fate to their children.
Bad behavior would be an understatement, what Mayweather did on the early morning of Sept. 9 is abhorrent. The criminal complaint reads like a litany of offenses that should take a seasoned criminal months, if not years, to complete. Mayweather pulled it off in one day.
The most disturbing of the charges are two counts of felony coercion against his children, 10-year-old Koraun, and 9-year-old Zion. According to the complaint, Mayweather "willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously used physical force, or the immediate threat of such force" when he told the boys he would "beat their ass" like he was doing their mother, Josie Harris, if they called 911 or left to get help, which Harris screamed for them to do.
Koraun told police he saw his father "hitting and kicking" Harris before escaping through a back door—because Mayweather's accomplice, James McNair, was blocking his exit at the front—to alert Georgia Parker, who lives in a cottage behind the house, and a security guard at their gated residence.
Mayweather left before police arrived and was on the lamb for more than 24 hours before turning himself in and being charged with grand larceny for taking Harris' Apple iPhone 4. After concluding a week-long investigation, Clark County's District Attorney charged Mayweather with seven additional charges, his initial court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 9.
What set it all off? A text message that Harris received from another man.
It is logical to assume that Mayweather's domestic violence fit was a simple continuation of his verbal assault on Pacquiao. Seeing that no one was going to hold him responsible for something that he knew was wrong, why would he be afraid to smack around some family members? Feeling invincible is a dangerous thing.
Having an utter disregard for human life and decency is a whole different ballgame, though.
And thanks to Floyd Sr., that's exactly what Mayweather's been carrying around with him since he was a toddler. When he was one, his father held him up to the barrel of a shotgun, using him as a human shield when a family member was about to shoot him in the chest. Sr. was shot in the leg instead and Jr., well, he learned some lessons that would serve him well as an adult.
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