Sunday, April 18, 2021

Floyd Mayweather: Boxing Legend to Cover Funeral Expenses for George Floyd’s Family

George Floyd (photo: office of ben crump)
George Floyd

*Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is reportedly paying for the funeral expenses of George Floyd, the Black man who was murdered by a former Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day. 

George is a childhood friend of Anzel Jennings, the CEO of Mayweather music label, which is why the famed boxer was inspired to help the family by paying for three funeral services in Houston, Charlotte and Minnesota, with a fourth event reportedly being planned, according to Hollywood Unlocked.

As noted by PEOPLE, in the days following Floyd’s death, his family started a GoFundMe to raise funds for his burial expenses and to help them as they “continue to seek justice for George.”

Meanwhile, according to TMZ Sports, the family has accepted Mayweather’s offer. 

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george-floyd-protests (justice for george)“My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media,” Floyd’s sibling, Philonise Floyd, wrote in a description on the campaign page.

“What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother’s neck, obstructing his ability to breathe,” Philonise continued.

The GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $7 million as of Monday evening.

Of the four Minneapolis police officers present during Floyd’s arrest and murder, only former cop Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

As we previously reported… the results of the private/independent autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd has been released.

Floyd’s death has been ruled as a “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.”

The Floyd family findings come  in the wake of those from the Hennepin County medical examiner whose conclusion was “underlying health conditions” could have contributed to Floyd’s death and that there were “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”

“What we found is consistent with what people saw. There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death,” Dr. Michael Baden, one of the medical examiners who conducted the independent autopsy, said in a statement.

The first memorial service for George Floyd will be held Thursday at North Central University in Minneapolis, New York Daily News reports.  The Rev. Al Sharpton will give the eulogy at the service. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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