A Wake-Up Call For Floyd Mayweather

AP Photo Floyd Mayweather, left, has his tie adjusted by adviser Leonard Ellerbe before being sentenced to three months in jail Wednesday.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t a stranger to getting in trouble with the law.

In fact he’s been arrested numerous times:

  • Mayweather has been arrested several times since 2002 in battery and violence cases in Las Vegas and in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • He was convicted in 2002 of misdemeanour battery stemming from a fight with two women at a Las Vegas nightclub. He received a suspended one-year jail sentence and was ordered to undergo impulse-control counselling.
  • He was fined in Grand Rapids in February 2005 and ordered to perform community service after pleading no contest to misdemeanour assault and battery for a bar fight.
  • He was acquitted by a Nevada jury in July 2005 after being accused of hitting and kicking Harris during an argument outside a Las Vegas nightclub.
  • He was acquitted again in October of misdemeanour allegations that he threatened two homeowner association security guards during a parking ticket argument.
  • Mayweather also faces a civil lawsuit in Las Vegas from two men who allege he orchestrated a shooting attack on them outside a skating rink in 2009. Police have never accused Mayweather of firing shots and he has never been criminally charged in the case.
After dodging jail time in most of the above cases he finally lost his courtroom winning streak.
A Las Vegas judge sentenced the championship boxer to 90 days in jail; after he pleaded guilty to a reduced battery charge and no contest to two harassment charges.
He was charged after a hair-pulling, punching and arm-twisting argument with his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris – while two of their children watched in September 2010.

According to an arrest report, Mayweather had threatened Ms Harris, saying: “I’m going to kill you and the man you are messing around with.”

After all these cases I’m glad that someone is finally standing up to Mr. Mayweather. He can’t keep thinking that he’s invincible from the law.

Do you think this was an appropriate punishment?


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