Archive for June 13, 2012

Lawyers Say Floyd Mayweather Out of Shape in Solitary Confinement

Story spotted at foxsports.com Lawyers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. say the undefeated champion is getting out of shape in solitary confinement and may never fight again if he’s not released from the cramped Las Vegas jail cell where he began serving a three-month sentence earlier this month. In an emergency motion filed Monday, lawyers asked the court to move him into the general jail population — something that jail officials had avoided out of fear for the celebrity’s safety — or put him in house arrest for the rest of his sentence. The jail’s ”conduct may cause, not just huge financial harm to Mr. Mayweather, but also huge emotional harm if he is no longer able to pursue his boxing career because of the deconditioning he has suffered,” lawyers wrote. Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa said she’ll decide later this week whether to ease jail conditions for Mayweather. Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell declined to comment on the specific claims in the motion, but said jail administrators were keeping Mayweather in isolation to prevent fights. Mayweather lawyer Richard Wright said he’d be willing to have the boxer serve the sentence in an apartment or somewhere less luxurious than Mayweather’s posh Las Vegas-area home. ”I’m not looking for special treatment for Floyd Mayweather,” Wright said. ”I’m looking for fair treatment.” But prosecutor Lisa Luzaich said softening the sentence would be just another accommodation, similar to when Mayweather’s jail surrender date was postponed for months after sentencing so he could fight Miguel Cotto in May. ”They keep chipping away, chipping away, chipping away,” Luzaich said. Mayweather pleaded guilty in December to misdemeanor domestic battery and no contest to two harassment charges that stemmed from an attack on his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched. He was sentenced to three months and entered the jail June 1. Mayweather’s jail stay will be capped at 87 days because the judge gave him credit for three days previously served. It could be reduced by several weeks for good behavior. In the motion, which was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, lawyers say Mayweather’s personal physician, Dr. Robert Voy, visited the jail Friday and was concerned the 35-year-old fighter appeared to have lost muscle tone. Voy estimated the boxer was consuming fewer than 800 calories a day — a drop from his usual 3,000 or 4,000 calories — and wasn’t drinking enough […]

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George Zimmerman’s Wife Arrested for Lying in Open Court

George Zimmerman‘s wife, Shellie was arrested for lying in open court. According to CNN–the 25-year-old wife of George Zimmerman, the self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain, will be arraigned July 31. She met conditions for a $1,000 bond and was released yesterday afternoon. Shellie lied when asked, “How much did the couple collect in donations through the PayPal account George Zimmerman set up on his website?” to which Shellie replied, ”Currently, I don’t know,” She and other family members described their financial situation as dire when they were really sitting on over $200,000. George has been awaiting his sentencing in a Seminole County Jail after his second bond hearing request was revoked and Seminole County Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. ordered him back to jail, accusing him of not being truthful about how much money he had access to when his bond was set months earlier.  

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