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Floyd Mayweather Must Stay in Jail, Drink Tap Water, Eat Jail Food

A Las Vegas judge denied Floyd Mayweather's request to be let out of jail early. Mayweather had asked for an early release as he said his health was suffering from prison food and lack of bottled water.

The judge told Mayweather that he should eat and drink what's provided. The celebrity boxer will not receive any special treatment and will serve out the remainder of his 90-day prison sentence.

Seems fair, as the legal grounds of "I may never fight again" wasn't the strongest to begin with.

You'll remember that last year Floyd Mayweather pleaded guilty to domestic battery charges of attacking his ex-girlfriend, reports The Associated Press. He had faced felony charges that carried a possible 34-year prison term, but his plea deal reduced charges allowed the 35-year-old boxer to only receive a 90-day sentence.

But only ten days into his sentence, Mayweather petitioned to be released from jail.

Mayweather's complaints ranged from low-quality food to his dislike of tap water (he apparently only wanted to drink bottled water), reports the AP. As a result, the undefeated fighter said that his health suffered and that his prison stint could jeopardize his career as a fighter.

The Judge, Melissa Saragosa, denied Mayweather's request saying that the fighter receives adequate food and water in prison. He just needs to eat and drink what all the other prisoners are eating and drinking.

Generally, an incarcerated individual may request an early release or house arrest in specified circumstances. Commonly, a prisoner may state that prison is causing ill health effects. But the health effects usually must be very serious (think near death) in order for a judge to be sympathetic.

In this case, the judge obviously found ten days of not eating the best foods and cleanest bottled water was not life threatening to Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather sought star treatment by asking to be released from jail early for reasons including not having bottled water. Rightfully, his request was denied.

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