Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still serving his 90-day jail sentence for domestic violence, but his team is selling T-shirts. After he earned the 2012 ESPY for Fighter of the Year, Mayweather's management team seems to have turned back to profiting from his name. Someone has also been updating his official Twitter account, and it has not been confirmed if Floyd Mayweather Jr. has Internet access at the Clark County Detention Center.
Thanking his Fans after the ESPY Award
Although his team has not confirmed who posted the comments on his Twitter account, Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears to have thanked his fans after winning the 2012 ESPY for Fighter of the Year. He posted, "Thank you to all the fans who voted and helped me win at tonight's #ESPYs." The next comment congratulated other nominees. It is not clear if he has been allowed to use the Internet while serving his sentence at the Clark County Detention Center because his management team could be making these updates.
Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been rumored to have an early release date in Aug., his management team is still trying to benefit from his current circumstances, and the ESPY award seems to have encouraged this. After the initial fan thank you posts appeared on Mayweather's Twitter account, the next messages focused on selling T-shirts.
Mayweather's fiancée, Shantel Jackson, is credited with designing the T-shirts. On Twitter, the posts indicate that a portion of the "proceeds will [go] towards less fortunate families," but the specific details are not included. The T-shirts feature a rhinestone design with a "Free Mayweather" logo and Floyd's face. The price is listed as $50 and does not include shipping charges.
His lawyers' attempts to change the sentence to house arrest may have failed, but it seems that the "Money Team" has found a new method to profit from his jail sentence. In addition to selling T-shirts, they have added a clock counting down his jail sentence on his official website. They have also been promoting the shirts and trying to get more sales on Facebook from his fans.
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