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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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Tim    

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

1094 days ago
92.

dick felterflapp    

He's a complete idiot. Next stop...a cabinet position in the Obama administration.

1094 days ago
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jess    

that is enough reason to boycott his fight.we support his boring fights and shows us all how disrespectful he is with the money we put in to his pocket. and i know all gayweathers nut kisser is all happy with what he does just like the sorry ass people in the backround. i would hate to be in that picture it shows nothing but disrespect to all hardworking people. gayweathers fan its time to wake up. stop supporting him

1094 days ago
94.

LM    

Does Floyd know what $100 can buy in countries where children are starving?
Disgusting display of decadence

1094 days ago
95.

will    

this just show you all how fools and empty and hollow a person act without character and propper manner even with how much a material possesion he make, he is just a footnote in the history of the home of the brave a sad,sad man that no body liked.

1094 days ago
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CHUCKJ    

That money could have gone to starving orphans and instead he chose to waste it. This is why the World is in a downward spiral.

1094 days ago
97.

Who Cares    

What he does in his life does not effect anyone else. People who votes yes are haters and they probably throw more then that away every month on sex or drugs! now if he burnt up 5 million....hmmmmmmmmmmmm thats a different story. in the time it took to read this ......someone in vegas just threw away 1000.00 bucks! So now be mad at them:)

1094 days ago
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jim mraz    

Im sure his black brothers in ethiopia, and there babies starving to death would have liked the heat from that, its cold at night in those refugee camps.

1094 days ago
99.

Buckle    

He is what he is.

1094 days ago
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noel nunez    

he is really a especial person....he can ignore the court's order of deposition against defamation suit by paquiao...he can burn money for everybody to see...he can poke a security guard...he can assault his ex-girl friend and threatened his children...he can post a video rant against manny pacquiao....he can accuse mmanny of using peds.....he can get away with all these crimes....he is really untouchable law breaker....

1094 days ago
101.

cristian    

why this ***** is not in JAIL....if it was me i bet they would cuff my ass up

1094 days ago
102.

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!

1094 days ago
103.

LookAtThisIdiot    

I like the idea of making him fight Manny! He isn't relevant nor is he even an average fighter. Once he accepts Manny's challenge serious then we can begin to put him in the news. Besides, a champion should want to prove he is the best.

1094 days ago
104.

danny boy laygo    

this bad boy will do everything to get our attention. too bad nobody cares about chicken floyd anymore. in fact boxing fans are boycotting all his PPV fights on HBO. Pacman Pacquiao thank you for saving boxing.

1094 days ago
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sam Hartson    

its not HIS $100 bill, it's property of the government and only represents one's wealth. By burning it, he's disallowing $100 of US currency from continuing it's circulation, therefore slowing the already tattered economy.

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