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Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is facing accusations that he ordered the beating of 2 former employees in retaliation for stealing jewelry from his Las Vegas cribs.
According to TMZ, the 2 men were hired by Floyd to do some work on the homes when expensive items came up missing.
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' sh*t."
If the accusations are proven to be true, they could result in kidnapping, attempted murder and mayhem charges being filed. However it doesn't appear that either of the victims has gone to police. They both hired lawyers, which may mean they are just looking for a big pay day.
Floyd is scheduled to fight Marcos Maidana on Showtime PPV, May 3. Neither the champ's team or Showtime have commented on the report.
**UPDATE** March 14
TMZ has obtained the X-ray results from one of the men who is accusing Floyd Mayweather Jr. of orchestrating a beating at the hands of his crew.
The alleged victim suffered a broken left arm that required drilling to have a titanium plate attached by doctors so it would reset properly.
Other injuries included a broken right pinkie, multiples fractures in the left hand that required pins to reset the bones, a broken left ulna and a cracked right ulna.
You can check out the X-rays below.
**UPDATE** March 15
Las Vegas police are calling the report that Floyd Mayweather Jr. orchestrated an attack on 2 former employees a "rumor." Neither of the 2 men making the accusations has contacted authorities.
Laura Meltzer, a public information officer for the Las Vegas police, spoke by phone with the New York Daily News to shed some light on the situation and explain why Floyd is not under investigation.
So I’ve been trying to put this rumor to rest all week. We’ve had a variety of reports that have come out stating this event occurred. We have not had a victim come forward and make a report like what is being alleged. So if this event occurred, it’s something where the victim has not come forward to the police to make an official complaint. As of right now, the bureau commander over there is not aware of any complaint that has been officially filed. So again, if this is a victim who is choosing not to come forward and make a report - then that’s up to the victim to do. We don’t have any say in that. There is no criminal complaint on file so there is no reason to go and contact Mr. Mayweather.