Psych! Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not actually going to jail today. Instead, a Las Vegas judge ruled that Mayweather has until June 1 to turn himself in to begin his sentence, allowing the boxer to meet a prior contractual obligation to fight on Cinco de Mayo. Once he admits himself, he will serve 90 days in the slammer for his guilty plea in a domestic violence case with his ex-girlfriend.
The ruling came after Mayweather's lawyer Richard Wright asked Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to allow his client to train for the upcoming Las Vegas match. He helped persuaded Saragosa by explaining that the upcoming mega-fight will approximately generate $100 million for the Vegas economy. "Mr. Mayweather has an obligation to this court," Saragosa said. "Given the fact that Mr. Mayweather has these obligations, I am going to grant your request."
So, now we all know the secret to prolonging our freedom: Become an athlete and make contracts that will financially help the city the judge is in. Too bad all these boxers didn't know that before.
[via Sports Illustrated]
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