|06-15-2012, 03:11 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Mayweather doesn't like jail grub
Mayweather's request to be released from jail because of the low-quality food and water have threatened his health was denied by a Las Vegas judge who says he should eat and drink what is being given to him behind bars.
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa wrote in her decision on Wednesday that water has been made available to Mayweather around the clock and the only reason he is not eating properly is because he refuses to eat the provided meals. Saragosa said Mayweather's complaints that he is unable to exercise in jail are also unfounded.
"While the physical training areas and times provided to [Mayweather] may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses," Saragosa wrote.
Ten days after Mayweather turned himself in to begin his three-month sentence, his legal team filed an emergency motion on Monday asking the court to put him under house arrest or move him into the general jail population – something jail officials had avoided in order to protect the fighter. The motion claimed the undefeated champion might never fight again because he was getting out of shape in solitary confinement.
Mayweather pleaded guilty last year to reduced domestic battery charges stemming from an attack on his former girlfriend while two of their children watched. The plea deal allowed him to avoid trial on felony charges that could have leave Mayweather in prison for up to 34 years if he was convicted. Mayweather was sentenced on 22 December, but was allowed to remain free long enough to make a Cinco de Mayo [5 May] fight.
Mayweather's legal team told the court that his personal physician, Dr Robert Voy, visited the jail last Friday and determined the fighter had lost muscle tone. Voy estimated Mayweather was consuming fewer than 800 calories a day instead of his usual 3,000 or 4,000 calories. Mayweather also was not drinking enough because he was not allowed bottled water and does not enjoy tap water.
"I am concerned about Floyd withdrawing, developing anger he cannot dissipate through the usual means of dedicated exercise and training," Voy wrote in an affidavit. "Boxing has been Mr Mayweather's life since he was a young man and we need champions of this type to continue to their natural retirement and hopefully their contributions to society thereafter."
Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich scoffed at the complaints during a court hearing on Tuesday. "It's jail," Luzaich told the court. "Where did he think he was going? The Four Seasons?"
A novel ground to be released. "Did you commit the crime?"
"Yes, sir, I did. But I can't go to jail sir. I won't like the food."