NFL's First Female Coach Under Fire For Agreeing to Accompany Floyd Mayweather To Fight

Fans expressed outrage on Twitter that Dr. Jen Welter will be accompanying Mayweather, who has previously been accused of domestic violence.

Dr. Jen Welter, the NFL’s first female coach, has accepted an invitation to accompany Floyd Mayweather to the ring when he fights Andre Berto on Saturday.

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Welter announced the news on Twitter:

Yes the rumors are true. Looking forward to seeing money in action. Thanks @FloydMayweather @MayweatherPromo

September 4, 2015

While Welter is excited to be presenting the boxer in what could be his final fight, fans expressed outrage on Twitter that she will be accompanying a man who has previously been accused of domestic violence.

@jwelter47 good idea to support an individual known for domestic violence? It's just a PR move.

September 4, 2015

@jwelter47 think its a mistake. Hes doing it so people dont talk about what he has done in the past. Dont fall for it

September 7, 2015

@jwelter47 Obviously your words about domestic violence are just that. Attending the Mayweather fight shows you care nothing about women.

September 6, 2015

Why go from this great, historic story, to fronting for a serial, unapologetic woman beater?

September 7, 2015

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Welter spent the holiday weekend defending her decision on Twitter.

I have not yet met @FloydMayweather personally. I consider it a step in the right direction that he reached out to a strong educated woman.

September 7, 2015

Do you believe change occurs through outside criticism or through personal communication?

September 7, 2015

And why not? He invited a woman with a PhD in psychology ringside.

September 7, 2015

"By condemning a man based on his past, you are condemning him to the same future." -Dr. J

September 4, 2015

I never prejudged my players, which gave me an opportunity to reach them. Maybe that's why Floyd extended his glove.

September 4, 2015

Even with the critics, it looks like Welter will still be walking with Mayweater to his historic 49th bout.

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