Floyd Mayweather Worse Than Michael Vick: Charged With Four Felonies

Sean KeaneCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2010

LAS VEGAS - MAY 01: Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action against Shane Mosley during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. defeated Mosley by unanimous decison.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Floyd Mayweather Jr., who recently broadcasted a racist, hate-filled rant directed at Manny Pacquiao, has officially supplanted former Atlanta Falcons and current Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick as the most despicable athlete in America.

Mayweather was recently arrested and hit with eight charges, including four felony counts.  According to reports, Mayweather became angry with the mother of his children because of her relationship with another man. No, she wasn't cheating. The two are not together and in this case the other man was her current boyfriend. Upset over the situation, Mayweather allegedly threatened to kill them both, saying he would "make them disappear".

Facing two felony coercion charges, two felony theft charges, a misdemeanor domestic charge, and three misdemeanor harassment charges, Mayweather is accused of grabbing his ex-girlfriend by the hair, hitting her, and twisting her arm.  Two of their children were present and according to reports he threatened to beat them as well if they called the police or left the house to get help. One of the children alleges that he saw his father hitting and kicking his mother and that when he tried to find help he was barred from leaving the building by an associate of Mayweather's.

The undefeated boxing superstar also took all of their phones away, hence the robbery charges.

This comes on the heels of Mayweather's inexcusable and highly offensive internet video in which he used a series or racial and homosexual slurs when referring to Manny Pacquiao.  His profanity-laced rant and subsequent phony-baloney apology went completely unpunished. 

It's a safe bet that these latest actions will not.  If convicted on all eight counts, he faces 34 years in prison.

NFL quarterback Michael Vick was crucified, and rightfully so, for his role in a dog-fighting scandal.  His mere presence was protested everywhere he went. He was considered the most despicable athlete in the country.

Mayweather blows him out of the water.  Vick never hurt anybody. Not any people, at least. He was cruel to animals and got the punishment he deserved, serving jail time for his crimes and enduring a two-year suspension from the NFL.  If there is any justice in this country, Mayweather's offenses, both civil and criminal, will draw a much harsher penalty.

If reports are true, these are charges not even "Money" Mayweather can fight.