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Floyd Mayweather's 'bum' rap

He could've been somebody. Instead, his profanity-laced rant makes him another bum

Updated: September 7, 2010, 2:54 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

"He's a bum."

Time was when this simple insult was sufficient to every circumstance, from the waning days of a tight election to the promotion of an upcoming fight. Spoken by an angry mother-in-law, a squarejohn DA or some lunchdrunk publicist, and directed at a featherweight or a stool pigeon or a philandering husband, "He's a bum!" was an all-purpose indictment of a man's moral, physical and hereditary fitness; of his low prospects and dire history; of his ruined hopes and rotten ...

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