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Floyd Mayweather allegedly involved in beating over missing jewelry

TMZ is reporting that Floyd Mayweather is being accused of orchestrating a beating on two men he suspected of stealing jewelry from his home.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

According to a report by TMZ, Floyd Mayweather was allegedly involved in a beating of two men suspected of stealing jewelry from his home. This is what TMZ has:

Floyd Mayweather allegedly orchestrated a savage attack on two of his employees he suspected of stealing his jewelry ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports ... the two men had been hired to work on Floyd's Vegas homes ... but when jewelry went missing, Floyd pointed the finger at them.

We're told the men claim they were contacted several weeks ago and instructed to meet Floyd at an off-site location.

When the men arrived, they claim Floyd was waiting for them -- along with a number of his "people" -- who proceeded to beat the living crap out of them with various weapons, including clubs.

Our sources say the attack was so brutal the men could have easily died. Both men had broken arms and legs and were hospitalized for several days.

One source put it this way, "It was some 'Breaking Bad' s**t."

We're told the men are adamant they never took anything from Floyd and it appears Floyd realizes that now. But here's the problem for the champ -- sources familiar with the situation say the attack amounts to attempted murder, mayhem and kidnapping. We're told the men have retained a lawyer.

We reached out to Floyd's people for comment -- so far, no word back.

It's ideal story to be coming out at any point, let alone right now when Mayweather has a May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana to promote. If this story is credible and it moves forward, this could be some really bad news for Mayweather. But so far there's nothing concrete here by any means.

This would not be the first time Mayweather has had troubles outside of the ring. In 2011, he had a short stint in jail related to a domestic violence charge. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to two charges of misdemeanor domestic violence; in 2004, he received a one-year suspended jail sentence and was fined for a charge of battery against two women in Las Vegas; in 2004, he was fined for misdemeanor assault and battery against a bouncer in a Grand Rapids bar.

We'll have more on this if anything comes of it.

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