Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, reports ESPN.
Mayweather is offering to finance four services for Floyd – in the city of Houston, Minnesota, Charlotte and one other city that has yet to be determined.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN: “He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, [Mayweather] is definitely paying for the funeral.”
Adding that the famed athlete has “done these kinds of things over the last 20 years.”
TMZ also reports that the Floyd family heard about the offer and have accepted the donation. They also obtained the alleged $88,500 check for the funeral arrangements.
[VIDEO] George Floyd’s Brother Says Trump ‘Kept Pushing Me Off’ During Phone Call
On Friday, President Donald Trump said he spoke to George Floyd’s family following his untimely murder. But Floyd’s brother Philonise said the conversation went by “so fast.”
“He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak,” Floyd told MSNBC. “It was hard. I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept, like, pushing me off, like ‘I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.’
During an event at the White House, Trump told media he could tell the family was grieving the death.
“I spoke to members of the family, terrific people, and we’ll be reporting as time goes by,” Trump told reporters. “I just expressed my sorrow. That was a horrible thing to witness,” he continued. Adding that it “looked like there was no excuse for it.”
This comes after President Trump incited violence towards the protestors in Minnesota. Tweeting “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Floyd said he never begged for anything in his life, but when he spoke with Vice President Biden, he begged for justice.
“I asked him, could he please, please get justice for my brother,” Floyd recalled. “I need it. I do not want to see him on a shirt just like the other guys. Nobody deserved that. Black folk don’t deserve that. We’re all dying.”
According to Trump, he asked the Department of Justice to expedite the investigation into Floyd’s alleged murder, adding that “hopefully everything can fairly be taken care of.”
Floyd’s sister, Bridget, was interview by the TODAY show and said her faith in God is helping her stay afloat.
“I believe justice will be served,” said Bridgett. “I have enough faith to stand on it.”