The world’s highest-paid athlete is in jail. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., nicknamed “Money,” who was No. 1 on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid athletes, made $85 million for two fights last year and is currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas for domestic battery.
The domestic battery charges stem from an attack on his former girlfriend while two of their children watched
Last week, Mayweather argued his jail time should be reduced because the low-quality food served in jail was affecting his health. But the judge ordered him to stay behind bars and said he should eat the food he is being given.
Mayweather also wasn’t drinking enough because he wasn’t allowed bottled water and doesn’t enjoy tap water.
The judge said the only reason he isn’t eating properly is because he refuses to eat his meals.
10 days after Mayweather turned himself in to begin his three-month sentence, his lawyers filed an emergency motion asking the court to put him under house arrest or move him into the general jail population. They claimed the boxer might never fight again because he was getting out of shape in solitary confinement.
According to CBS News, prosecutor Lisa Luzaich scoffed at the complaints during a court hearing Tuesday.
“It’s jail,” Luzaich told the court. “Where did he think he was going? The Four Seasons?”