Floyd Mayweather’s history of domestic violence has come up to the forefront once again this week after video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer was released.
Mayweather, who was sentenced to 90 days in jail for domestic abuse in 2011, initially supported Rice and said that the NFL was too harsh on him before apologizing for his comments.
The boxer then appeared in an interview with CNN’s Rachel Nichols and did his best to dodge every question she asked about his history of domestic violence.
Upon being asked why fans should root for a man who has been to jail for domestic violence, Mayweather said, “Everything has been allegations. Nothing has been proven.”
He said this despite reports of the mother of his three children showing bruises and a concussion when she went to the hospital. Oh, and it was Mayweather’s own children who called the police.
Mayweather dodged Nichols when she brought this up, saying, “Once again, no pictures. Just hearsay and allegations.”
And when Nichols brought up a recent Deadspin report that described seven physical assaults on five different women by Mayweather, he did some more dodging.
“Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion, you know? When it’s all said and done, only God can judge me.”
See the full interview below.
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