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Officials Won't KO Mayweather for Burning $100 Bill

7/12/2011 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It appears Floyd Mayweather is getting away with a crime ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ the boxer will NOT get prosecuted for lighting a $100 bill on fire in an Atlanta nightclub this weekend.

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Reps from multiple law enforcement agencies tell TMZ ... it is HIGHLY unlikely for Floyd to be charged with a crime .... with one person telling us, "Try to find a case in recent history where a person was prosecuted for destroying ONE bill. "

An official spokesperson for the Secret Service -- the agency that enforces the money burning law -- had no comment. Ditto for the United State's Attorney's Office.

It's bad enough that Floyd is burning money when the economy is in the crapper ... but what the hell is the point of the law if it's not enforced?


So, we gotta ask ...



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Sandra Sandra

I can't believe people voted that he should be prosecuted!!! Are you kidding me? Do you know how much it would cost tax payers to prosecute him?!!?! Give me a break!

mikmik mikmik

When you're a celebrity you are suppose to be a person that someone looks up to...not burning money that a lot of people don't have, yes its his money but thats just an insult for people who are hungry and homeless, at least have a conscience and be a good example.

neatx1 neatx1

you people are funny you are mad because he burned a $100 really lmfao this was the joke of the day



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Sandra Sandra

I can't believe people voted that he should be prosecuted!!! Are you kidding me? Do you know how much it would cost tax payers to prosecute him?!!?! Give me a break!

mikmik mikmik

When you're a celebrity you are suppose to be a person that someone looks up to...not burning money that a lot of people don't have, yes its his money but thats just an insult for people who are hungry and homeless, at least have a conscience and be a good example.

neatx1 neatx1

you people are funny you are mad because he burned a $100 really lmfao this was the joke of the day

Punk Punk

Even Tyson wasnt this stupid. Its your money but I cant wait for the day youre broke and wish you had a hundred bucks to your name.. P.S pay your taxes!

notta notta

Might as well throw that law right out the window. There is everyone's precedence for all future actions. Although, I don't know who else would burn money like that.

JJred JJred

its just a piece of paper who gives a **** ....

BJ Rocks BJ Rocks

this just shows what a real a hole this guy is...give it to someone homeless if he has that much to burn.. what a loser!

Tim Tim

Its his money he can do whatever he wants with it whoever voted yes is jelly

simplyred41177 simplyred41177

Any U.S.dollar bill is a legal tender of America. He should be prosecuted. He could have donated it for a better cause.

kp kp

if you are arrested for being stupid there would be a heck of a lot more people in jail than there is now. He should donate some cash to the food shelf to make things right------

MoonDust MoonDust

Didn't even know that was a law. But anyways, is his loss...Seems silly to waste money and resources on this type of "crime".

DetroitRocks DetroitRocks

Make him fight Manny Pacquiao. That should be his punishment


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debschira     

A GAZILLION SHAME ON YOU SHOULD BE SHOVED DOWN THAT MORONIC, SHIZZHEAD, CHILDISH, MENTALLY CHALLENGED FREAKING INDIVIDUAL THROAT. ANY OTHER PERSON WOULD BE THROWN IN THE SLAMMER SOLITARY UNIT. BUT NOT HIM CAUSE HE'S A CELEBRITY, PSHHHHHHHHHHHHH! HE CAN KISS MY COLLECTIVE AZZ ALL THE WAY OUT OF THE UNITED STATES, SEE IF U CAN FIND ANOTHER COUNTRY THAT WILL ALLOW U TO DO THAT. I DARE YA, YOU AZZWIPE, HOPE YOUR AZZWIPE PARENTS ARE PROUD OF THEIR PARENTING. OH WAIT, LET ME GUESS BOO HOO HE COMES FROM A BROKEN HOME. FERGET ABOUT IT, IM DONE.

1137 days ago
152.

aymokay    

Floyd is exempt from this law cuz he is no 1 pound 4 pound

1137 days ago
153.

Jay Noran    

It just shows how insensitive this guy is. Show-off!! He could have donated that to homeless people!

1137 days ago
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Valerie Reynoso Piotrowski    

A tacky, disrespectful action by an uneducated, shameless man who is glorified by people who don't know any better. Yes, he should be prosecuted.

1137 days ago
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debschira     

MY BIG MOUTH AND I FORGOT TO SAY A COUPLE OF THINGS...............YOU KNOW PEEPS THAT A LITTLE WHILE DOWN THE ROAD MR. "MY SHIZZ DON'T STINK" WILL ISSUE A FAKE APOLOGY, PAY OFF A FEW PEOPLE, THEN GO ON ABOUT HIS BUSINESS LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED. THERE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WILL MAKE SURE THAT THIS INCIDENT WILL NOT HAVE AN EFFECT ON HIS CAREER, AND BY ALL MEANS HE WILL CONTINUE TO BE REVERED AS A GOD BY THOSE THAT HE EMPLOYS. IN OTHER WORDS, NOTHING WILL CHANGE IN MR. MAYWEATHERS LIFE, NOTHING EXCEPT WHAT HE ALLOWS, SO NOW I WILL SHUT THE "F" UP AND GET BACK TO MY BORING, WONDERFUL LIFE THAT I SHARE WITH MY HUBBY, SON, SOON TO BE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, TWO DOGS AND MOST AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL JESUS CHRIST, MY LORD AND SAVIOUR. GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN EVERYTHING YOU DO. BEST OF LOVE IN EVERYTHING YOU SET OUT TO DO WITH JESUS CHRIST WALKING BESIDE YOU. THANKS FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME! I TRY TO BE HONEST IN EVERYTHING I WRITE AND SAY AND I DO PRAY YOU ALL HAVE JUST GOOD THINGS HAPPEN FOR YOU. LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND THE LORD. BYEEEEEEEEEEE!!

1137 days ago
156.

AOkay12    

He is such a fool. He could have given that money to someone that really needs it. But no, he wants to show off and behave like he has unlimited resources.
Susan

1137 days ago
157.

Bush    

Waht do you expect fromthe black fellas, he is a celberity and a black just like the Obamas so do you expect the secret service to file against the black mayweather? Our country are being turn to a nation in africas where laws are being trampled upon by rich an untouchables. USA are turning into a third world countries by this black politicians and celebrities!

1137 days ago
158.

max    

I think this guy(Gaymayweather)has mental disorder which needs immediate attention!!

1137 days ago
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Arnel M. ambayon    

yes its his money but the state has the rights with the money

1137 days ago
160.

cantwaittilpackickshis@ss    

once a douche, forever a douche. Further proving he deserves the ass whooping Pac dish out.

1137 days ago
161.

Culture Expert    

Force Floyd to sign the contract and let Manny punish him inside the ring.

1137 days ago
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larry Pasal    

So Floyd burns dollar bills. America needs PACMAN to punish him.

1137 days ago
163.

DT    

I would say 'yes' prosecute him for his arrogance but it would cost way more to spend the time and money on the court, the prosecutor, law enforcement, etc.

So, the mayor of whatever city (no that won't work Mayweather is worth too much); the owner of the nightclub (nope, never mind he'd lose money); a nightclub patron should have run away with the bill - nope they would have gotten their a** kicked. Oh well, it's just one bill....

1137 days ago
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DT    

I would say 'yes' prosecute him for his arrogance but it would cost way more to spend the time and money on the court, the prosecutor, law enforcement, etc.

So, the mayor of whatever city (no that won't work Mayweather is worth too much); the owner of the nightclub (nope, never mind he'd lose money); a nightclub patron should have run away with the bill - nope they would have gotten their a** kicked. Oh well, it's just one bill....

1137 days ago
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Kate    

I would have gladly accepted the $100 if he didn't want it

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