June 18th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez


Floyd Mayweather's Cell

San Francisco, CA- A few days ago, the great Jack Dunne, a longtime friend and one time contributor to RingTalk.com, I believe he and a few others made cracks about the fact that I was way off base in my feeling that Floyd Mayweather is being treated in an inhumane manner by sticking him in the cell pictured here for 23 hours a day. Some of you compared Floyd’s jail stint to that of the “Queen of Mean,” the late Leona Helmsley, the New York City hotel owner and multi-billionaire who is famous for saying things like, “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”


Leona Helmsley spent nearly two years in a Danbury, CT Federal Prison, then an all female jail in 1988 when she was sentenced for Conspiracy related to tax fraud. According to Wikipedia, “This prison was known popularly as a country club prison, especially among mobsters who were sent here.” Does that sound like the same situation Floyd Mayweather finds himself in folks?


Martha Stewart, like the “Queen of Mean,” was from all accounts a stone cold bitch. Martha spent six months in the Federal Prison pictured here

in a prison she was allowed to choose from in Florida for Stock Fraud or “insider trading.”

Martha Stewart's Place of Incarceration

Does this look anything like the cell Floyd Mayweather is confined to for 23 hours a day? If the judge in the case wasn’t looking to break Mayweather mentally and emotionally, don’t you think he’d be sweeping Las Vegas streets wearing an orange jumpsuit. I mean talk about humiliation, that would have done wonders to put Mayweather to work during the day and in jail at night. Remember, when you’re on a work detail, you are supervised by armed Clark County Sheriff Officers.


I know the judge in the case made a statement about the Clark County Jail not being the Four Seasons Hotel, and while I think Floyd should do his time as he did do a crime, the settings I feel are unjust. This is not an article defending Floyd Mayweather, no, this is just an example of how easy prison life was for Leona Helmsley and Martha Stewart, and the contrast from where Mayweather is being held.

Pedro Fernandez


  1. Let Floyd go.

    Ray Ybarra on June 18th, 2012 at 10:47 PM
  2. 23 hour lockdown? They could’ve given him a better place to do out his sentence, I rather be in general population. They are trying to break him down with this racist elements.

    CoachPean on June 19th, 2012 at 2:02 AM
  3. what color is floyd?.. .nuff said.

    Dizzj on June 19th, 2012 at 5:49 AM
  4. I tell you, I’m one of those that thinks Floyd should just shut up and do his time and stop being such a pussy. You want to beat up on women, we’ll there you go. But looking at that tiny cell and thinking about being in that thing for 23 hours a day, perhaps I should re-evaluate my thinking. That does appear to be pretty cruel and though his crime was bad, don’t really think it merits the same treatment as a child rapist/molestor/serial killer. Just saying. Peace.

    Pete the Sneak on June 19th, 2012 at 5:52 AM
  5. He’s only in isolation to keep him protected from general pop, not as punishment!

    Jon on June 19th, 2012 at 6:35 AM
  6. Mark my words…not the last or shortest prison stint he sees.
    When this gambler’s age betrays him the ring and the big purses can’t subsidize his stupidity anymore, he’ll have another reservation waiting for him. Possibly guilt by association, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time…but it won’t matter. His choices have consequences. He will never learn that. And the price will be bankruptcy and the cage. Only question is which will occur first.

    ph on June 19th, 2012 at 6:55 AM
  7. Still not buying it. If you were trying to get me to believe that everyone is being treated unfairly by being incarcerated in that facility, I might agree and petition the county to update or build a better jail. But you are basically saying, Floyd is rich and famous and deserves better than the rest of us. I’m sorry, I don’t buy it. I think i read somewhere that he was looking at up to 34 years, and he got 6 months. I think that’s pretty damn good. As far as the race factor, I’m pretty sure that cell has held whites, hispanics, blacks, and asians. Again, that sounds fair to me. Just do the time, eat the food, drink the water, and exercise when you can, but most importantly… think about what you did, and don’t ever do it again.

    Ride on June 19th, 2012 at 8:02 AM
  8. Federal Prison and County Jail are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. Floyd should have committed a federal crime if he wanted a better cell to do his time. Floyd is a big boy who made mistakes that he now must pay for. No one said doing time was going to be “easy”…..But no one made Floyd rough up the mother of his children…no one is responsible for Floyd and his actions but Floyd. Which is a good thing….I wouldn’t want to do a bid in Clark County for someone else mistakes. I wonder if Floyd even thinks of laying hands on another woman.

    Work on June 19th, 2012 at 8:29 AM
  9. I see Pedro’s point even though I think Floyd should have to do the time and is lucky he isn’t doing more. I think the point here is usually celebrity’s or people with money aren’t subjected to the conditions Floyd is, so from his perspective it really isn’t fair. Also the fact of his celebrity is what is subjecting him to worst treatment than other inmates who have done similar crimes thus he’s in solitary confinement. Not really fair in comparison. I think a much more fair thing is what Pedro’s subjecting, I know it’s not perfect, but it’s impossible to trear Floyd in the same status as other inmates. Also when you consider how much money Las Vegas made off him a month prior, the treatment he’s getting is somewhat disrespectful. It’s not like he’s an axe murderer or something. I don’t liek the guy and I don’t condone his behavior but it’s obvious to me the justice sytsem has never been favorable to blacks who normally get the book thrown at them for doing crimes, when others, in this case using Martha Stewart as an example or any person who commits white collar crime they are much more lenient. A double standard. I mean how many times has Lindsay Loham broke the law? I know she’s a woman, but they aren’t scrutinizing her the way they are Mayweather. Maybe Las Vegas has a much more stringent and less lenient Legal system than California Not sure.

    KP on June 19th, 2012 at 10:54 AM
  10. Leona and Martha committed white collar crimes. Floyd is a stone cold thug and should be treated as such for what he did.

    Rick on June 19th, 2012 at 11:04 AM
  11. ph: good call

    Rick on June 19th, 2012 at 11:05 AM
  12. On the new forbes list Floyd is listed as the richest athlete.Two ppvs he made if I remember correctly 86 million….Floyd will be fine trust me but some of us who blog on here might not be with the current economy and job situations.I was singing that in my Baretta voice by the way!

    rio001 on June 19th, 2012 at 11:06 AM
  13. this is crazy,, why does anyone care? You do the crime you do the time.
    Pedro you need to move on

    Jim on June 19th, 2012 at 12:44 PM
  14. Pedro are you joking, if floyd wants to act gansta then let him do his time, like i said before i was a correctional officer for 11 years at a woman’s prison and some of them girls did solidtary for months at a time and were just fine, floyd needs to be a man and do his time..

    mario on June 19th, 2012 at 11:22 PM
  15. i bet don king, hurricane carter,floyd sr., bernard hopkins , men that actually did hard time are disgusted that floyd jr is cracking under the pressure, breaking weak just after 12 days!!!! the shame

    mario on June 19th, 2012 at 11:25 PM
  16. His jail cell looks like the Four Seasons compared to my LA County jail cell I stayed in 82 days for my DUI. I don’t feel bad for him one bit. When he comes out he will probably make millions on telling his story or getting some kind of reality show like the Kardashians. (&*^& Floyd, you over privillaged wannabe gansta from the streets.

    williemjr on June 20th, 2012 at 9:41 AM
  17. KP, Mayweather beat up a woman multiple times. Martha Stewart dropped some bad stock on a tip.

    Stewart also received six months; Mayweather is in for less than 3.

    If you want to compare them, compare that.

    How many years was Mayweather looking at? If the judge really hated him he could have sent him to rot. The fact is he can’t be out in general pop or he would probably get shivved by some psycho.

    No one knows what was going through the mind of the judge. Who is the judge? It’s all about the judge. Is the judge even white? The appeals judge has a Hispanic last name.

    The sentencing judge could have been a black who hates wifebeaters to a white who thought he was letting Floyd off easy for all we know.

    You need context to really look at things like this.

    Jon on June 20th, 2012 at 11:31 AM
  18. Jon, So what if the judge is hispanic? Many hispanics are worse when it comes to racism, and some of the biggest jerks in law enforcement are black cops. This idea that someone of color can’t be racist is ignorant. There are light skin black people who make fun of other blacks for being too dark. Racism isn’t black and white, and many hispanics are white with a spanish surname. They have little to no indigenous blood in them.

    KP on June 21st, 2012 at 8:27 AM
  19. keep floyd in seclusion because obvously he is weak if he is breaking weak after 12 days, you put him in general population he’ll get punk’d by some real thugs!!!

    Mario on June 23rd, 2012 at 4:25 PM
  20. It’s 23 days Mario. Did you ever take basic math? LOL! Pedro

    Pedro Fernandez on June 23rd, 2012 at 4:43 PM

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