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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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PALMER1943    

IS IT ILLEGAL? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_burning I would imagine that the Democratic Liberal mob would simply see this as another law that should not be enforced like the Illegal immigration statutes. Mayweather should have invested that $ in a jewelled grill or some sort of hub cap clock on a chain like Flavor Fav. This would indeed have shown us how cool he is.

1095 days ago
167.

PRO US    

Shows he'd rather burn $100 than give it to a food bank to feed a hungry family, or to a veteran who lost his legs in Iraq or Afghanistan, or for cancer research. Floyd Mayweather is a moron and not a good or nice human being. That's his punishment.

1095 days ago
168.

Josh    

He's promoting a fight, he always plays a guy people hate and does dumb things like this. I doubt any prosecutor in their right mind is gonna prosecute someone who is burning 1 bill in an attempt to promote a fight that will bring in millions upon millions to the Las Vegas community and countless other business that make money of events like his upcoming one.

1095 days ago
169.

reynaldo    

Just simply indicating something, that he no need to fight Manny, because hes got all enough money otherwise, why take the risk, who should want your face mangled?

1095 days ago
170.

maximus    

if he just want everybody to know that he got a lot of money,i would appreciate if he burn one million dollar, i dont get alot of money but i still can afford to burn i hundred US dollar.

1094 days ago
171.

yo    

instead of burning money an showing off why dont you pay your taxes

1094 days ago
172.

BIGBOSS    

floyd would rather go to jail than face manny in the ring.

1094 days ago
173.

JLondon    

10 Million fellow African die for Thirst and Hunger and Floyd just burn $100. Thats an equivalent to 200 pieces of 2liter empty gallon use for Drinking water refiller in Somalia. It maybe a little money to save one single breath but for me it's an insult to fellow African people!. This guy is really LOSER with a hole in his Brain.

1094 days ago
174.

coolwaterjinx    

If that action is allowed in American soil, let us respect it. Let the law makers decide until they insult themselves allowing this to happen again.

1094 days ago
175.

Boogaloo     

What a joke he is. Do you see that smirk on his face like he is "litn'ing it up." Yea, he's Big Pimping with a whole hundred dollars on fire. Like me trying to make it rain with pennies.
Comical. He should have spent the money on a better lighter...LOL

1094 days ago
176.

Johnnette    

Got money to burn ??? Mr. Mayweather, HOOK ME UP!!!

1094 days ago
177.

Wacky Jabber    

Floyd should pay his taxes first.

1094 days ago
178.

gill    

ppl need to get a life. First of all he does feed homeless ppl so if he wants to burn a $100 then thats him. There are ppl who go to the casino and blow thousands of dollars. They could've fed the homeless with that. Floyd do whatever u want with your money hell u earned every penny. It doesn't matter what Floyd does, ppl don't like him so they turn stupid stuff like this into an issue. Ppl are mad bc they don't have his money so they want to hate him no matter what he does. It's true that he doesn't have to flash his money but it's not like he sells drugs. He makes a honest living and none of it came easy so to all these bitter ppl out there that get upset with a person who makes a honest living bc you are broke, i hope you stay that way. I hope that you always have to watch successful ppl enjoy their lives and you struggle with paying your own bills. Focus on yourself and being able to provide for your family and stop worrying about everyone else.

1094 days ago
179.

Cj    

What are you worried about? The federal govt has been printing lots and lots of bills lately! His $100 bill was only worth about 25 cents :)

1093 days ago
180.

Larry    

I believe that Floyd is making some trouble to evade Manny. Destroying or tearing of a legal tender money is punishable under the law. He would be prosecute by the US goverment and maybe he may be jail for this kind of behaviour. He was insane and needs a psychiatrist for his mental disorder.

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