Attorneys for Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. trying to get him out of jail
His attorneys say the conditions are threatening to his health and his career. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Boxer Floyd Mayweather Junior wants to get out of jail.
His attorneys have filed an emergency motion that claims his sentence on domestic battery and harassment charges are hurting his health and career.
Mayweather is in solitary confinement at the Clark County Detention Center. He can't get bottled water or access to work out equipment. Mayweather's attorneys want him placed on house arrest, perhaps at this posh home in the Southern Highlands.
Jail officials say he's being kept away form the jail population because he is a celebrity, but attorney Al Lasso says the boxer is being treated unfairly, because that treatment is usually reserved for inmates on felony charges. Mayweather's charges are misdemeanors.
According to Lasso, "He's on 23 hour lock down. Basically, he's in the hole, if you will, and that's basically only for people who get in trouble while they're in the jail."
Mayweather's attorneys claim his health is deteriorating. The boxer claims his incarceration is unfair and inhumane. So far he's served less than two weeks of a three-month sentence for assaulting the mother of his kids and threatening two of his sons. The sentence was delayed twice after he pleaded guilty in December so he could spend the holidays with his kids and for a scheduled bout in May.
A judge could decide on his request for house arrest this week.
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