February 8, 2013
Floyd Mayweather Jr. sues New Orleans bar for Super Bowl party promo

Miguel Cotto takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., May 5, 2012. (STEVE MARCUS/Reuters)

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is suing the owners of a bar in New Orleans, La., over claims they used his name to promote a pre-Super Bowl party without permission.

Mayweather filed legal papers at Nevada District Court on Thursday alleging bosses of The Wine Bistro used his name and image, as well as the name of his affiliate group The Money Team, to lure customers to the bash last Friday. The Money Team reportedly includes Justin Bieber and Lil' Kim.

In court documents, obtained by editors at TMZ, Mayweather alleges he makes upwards of $100,000 for a club appearance and he never agreed to appear at the venue.

The Wine Bar chiefs allegedly advertised the boxer's alleged appearance on their Facebook page, YouTube and flyers.

Mayweather alleges the bar owners wrongly profited from his name and is suing for unspecified damages. He is also demanding bar bosses immediately cease using his name for promotional purposes.



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