Floyd Mayweather Jr: The NFL Was Wrong For Indefinitely Suspending Ray Rice


(AllHipHop News) Birds of a feather flock together and the same may be true for domestic violence offenders. During a press conference at the MGM Grand, Floyd Mayweather Jr addressed the Ray Rice assault video and claims the NFL overreacted in its punishment.

Prior to the NFL’s indefinite suspension of Ray Rice following the September 8th leak of footage of him assaulting his wife in a Revel hotel elevator, the company levied a mere 2-game suspension. A month later, NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell stated he “did not get it right” and altered the domestic abuse violation punishments to 6-game suspension for first time offenders and a lifetime ban for second time offenders. Mayweather felt the NFL should have stuck to its original 2-game suspension and overreacted to the new footage:

I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also. It’s just not caught on video, if that’s safe to say.

Mayweather Jr took a plea deal in 2012 after spending two months in a Las Vegas jail stemming from domestic abuse charges he incurred after his ex-girlfriend alleged he physically assaulted her in front of their children. Last week, Mayweather Jr’s former fiance, Shantel Jackson formally filed a lawsuit against Mayweather Jr, alleging he assaulted her and held her at gun point. According to Mayweather, the lack of photographic evidence is enough to prove his innocence:

Like I’ve said in the past, no bumps, no bruises, no nothing. With O.J. and Nicole, you seen pictures. With Chris Brown and Rihanna, you seen pictures. With (Chad) Ochocinco and Evelyn, you seen pictures. You guys have yet to see any pictures of a battered woman, a woman who says she was kicked and beaten (by Mayweather). So I just live my life and try to stay positive, and try to become a better person each and every day.

Mayweather Jr also intimated that he may retire after his next two fights in order “to build the Mayweather Promotions brand.”