Floyd Mayweather is having a rough 2012 on a couple of fronts. He went to jail for a few months, he is beefing with his friend and now ex-business partner 50 Cent, and now it appears as if he could potentially be headed back to jail.
He went to jail due to a domestic situation and that seems to be his deal again. From SI…
Last week, Las Vegas police investigated an alleged verbal altercation between Mayweather and an unidentified woman in a home owned by one of Mayweather’s companies. According to records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mayweather apparently argued with the woman, took personal possessions from her, and then later had an associate return the items he took. Although she was not identified as the woman in question, Melissa Brim, the mother of one of Mayweather’s daughter, reportedly lives at this address. In 2002, Mayweather pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges stemming from an altercation with Brim.
Mayweather’s release from jail was not without strings. His release is “supervised” and “probationary” for one year, with Mayweather having to prove that he can function as a law-abiding citizen. Probation imposes numerous life restrictions, including regular meetings with a probation officer, drug tests and avoiding committing crimes.
In fairness to Mayweather, police did not uncover evidence of physical violence and he has not been charged with a crime. But that may not matter. The typical test for violating probation would not require Mayweather to be convicted of a crime or even get arrested. Instead, merely spending time with known criminals or traveling to locations deemed off-limits by the terms of probation can be enough. Considering Mayweather’s history with Brim, there’s reason to believe his probation compels him to avoid conflict with her. Mayweather’s alleged dispossession of the woman’s personal belongings might also be grounds for violating probation.
If Mayweather does in fact go to jail over this, it will make 50 Cent’s decision to team with Manny Pacquiao that much smarter. Also, it will mark the end of Floyd’s fighting career because he is in his mid-30s and his conditioning will take a huge hit that will be tough to overcome at his age.