The Ray Rice scandal currently plaguing the NFL has drawn opinions from every corner of the Internet and the sports industry. Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, who knows a thing or three about dealing with controversy in the public eye, weighed in, offering the former Baltimore Ravens running back words of comfort and criticized the league for their punishment, saying the two-game suspension should have still held despite video being released.
“No one is perfect. You live and you learn,” Money Mayweather told reporters at the MGM Grand Hotel on Tuesday (Sept. 9), prepping for his Saturday bout against Argentina’s Marcos Maidana. “There are worse things going on in people’s households also. It’s just not caught on video, if that’s safe to say.”
He also addressed domestic abuse accusations he’s faced in the past. “Like I’ve said in the past, no bumps, no bruises, no nothing,” he said. “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.”
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