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November 28, 2014

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Strip nightclub bouncer alleges assault by Floyd Mayweather Jr. bodyguard

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

A Las Vegas nightclub bouncer claims in a new lawsuit he was roughed up and injured by a bodyguard for boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

An attorney for Clay Gerling filed suit last week in Clark County District Court against Mayweather and his companies and a John Doe bodyguard charging that Gerling was assaulted Jan. 2 at Drai’s at Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon on the Las Vegas Strip.

The suit said Gerling was working as a security guard and had "carded," or asked for identification from Mayweather and others in his group when an unnamed Mayweather bodyguard grabbed and choked Gerling.

The suit says Gerling suffered injuries to his head and neck that may be permanent as well as "extreme and severe mental anguish."

Attorneys for Mayweather have not yet responded to the suit, which was filed by Las Vegas attorney Donald Kudler and seeks unspecified general and punitive damages, reimbursement of medical expenses and reimbursement for past and present lost earnings.

Last week, Mayweather was accused in a criminal complaint of threatening security guards in his Southern Highlands community south of Las Vegas.

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  1. This man has such great talent but seems no control of his life overall.

    Really is going to be to bad if he does not get his life together and end up losing it all like so many others in his position.

    It is all about attitude and it appears he does not have the right one to have a great life.

  2. No apologies for Floyd's behavior....
    None. His life is a TRAIN WRECK.
    But this is ALL ABOUT THE $$$$.

  3. Just another thug with money. Sad.

  4. I completely agree with gmag39 and markp.

  5. Jan 2nd, why the wait?
    Is there a Police Report Vidios Etc.?
    Will FRAUD be charged with attempted Murder, in the Skating Ring Caper?

  6. I don't like Mayweather and believe this to an extent but "extreme and severe mental anguish" is absolutely ridiculous. When you are a bouncer at a nightclub, strip club or anyone like that on The Strip you should expect confrontation and possibly contact. This guy and his attorney see $$$$$$ in their eyes thus adding the word "extreme". Honestly, this should have been workman's comp. I bet this guy was back on the job the next day.