Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather criticized the NFL’s decision to increase the suspension of the former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. (Rice was banned from the league after new video was released showing Rice knocking his fiancee unconscious in an elevator.) Mayweather speaks from experience: the boxer has taken two separate plea deals on his own domestic violence charges against the mothers of his children, and spent time in jail for one.
Speaking off the cuff Mayweather said that the NFL, which originally suspended Rice for just two games, “should stick to their word.” He said the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell should “do what you say you’re going to do,” before saying “I can’t really speak on the situation.” Mayweather was then asked if he saw the video of Rice knocking his fiancee unconscious. He did see it, said the boxer. “I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also. It’s just not caught on video. That’s safe to say,” Mayweather said. Mayweather fights Marcos Maidana on Saturday. He’ll make more than $25 million.