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Floyd Mayweather compares police brutality, Bill Cosby allegation coverage

Boxer Floyd Mayweather disparaged coverage of sexual assault allegations facing Bill Cosby, saying there are other, more important matters to focus on.

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"Racism still exists. What (Cosby) did is not right but there’s so much police brutality out there - that’s things that we don’t talk about," Mayweather said during a TMZ interview. "There’s a lot of young black males and females being killed by police, being beat up by police. But those are things that we don’t talk about. We’d rather talk about stuff with Bill Cosby that happened 30 or 40 years ago."

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Cosby was recently charged in a 12-year-old assault case.  He is free on a $1 million bail pending trial following a brief arraignment hearing. He did not have to enter a plea. His next court hearing is Jan. 14.

Mayweather stopped short of saying the Cosby prosecution was racially motivated but lamented the amount of attention the matter receives.

"I don’t really know (if the prosecution is racially motivated)," he said. "I’m far from racist. I like and love everyone. I think there’s more important things in the world that we need to worry about over something that happened 30 or 40 years ago."


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