Sad times for Jermain Taylor. He was on top of the world for a quick stint when he won the Middleweight Championship. Now, it's just a sad case of what happened to him in his post boxing career. He's been involved in multiple incidents of domestic violence throughout the years. I am not making light of Domestic Violence because it's a serious issue effecting too many families here and abroad.
Not a doctor, but I gotta believe getting punched in the head repeatedly as a boxer can impair the decision making process of these guys. Brain damage (TBI and CTE) are real issues these guys face during and after their careers are over. I know some folks are just wired differently when it comes to dealing with issues. Guys are gonna do what they do, but putting your hands on a woman in anger just ain't right. Walk away, if you can.
I hope he gets the help he needs. Also, want the victims to get the help they need also.
I know money can play a role in what guys can and can't get away with.
Just thinking back through the years about the boxers who have Fell from Grace , some who recovered from their actions and some who didn't:
Jermain Taylor: Multiple arrests for DV
Edwin Valero : Commited suicide after killing wife
Floyd Mayweather: DV accusations
Oscar De La Hoya: Accused of sex with underage girls, extortion attempts against him (plus, fishnet, hookers & drugs)
Mike Tyson: Charged/Served prison time for rape (pretty sure that was a booty call, but the record will always state rape)
Tommy Morrison: DUI, drunken assualt (retired due to HIV, eventually died from AIDS)
I know there are others, but drawing a blank here. Who are some of the guys, who we like as boxers in the ring, but did stuff outside of the ring that disgust you?