Floyd Mayweather Jr. Arrested on Felony Charge
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was booked at the Clark County Jail on a felony charge following an altercation with his ex-girlfriend on Thursday in Las Vegas.
Reports said Mayweather was jailed on a grand larceny charge, a felony offense, after he was accused of stealing the iPhone of his ex, Josie Harris. Harris, who has three children with Mayweather, also accused him of hitting her and twisting her arm during the altercation, which occurred at a home registered in the boxer’s name. Harris was granted a 30-day protective order against Mayweather, who was released on Friday after posting a $3,000 bail.
Mayweather is scheduled to make an appearance before the Las Vegas Justice Court on Nov. 9. If found guilty of the offense, he could face up to five years in a state prison. Mayweather’s lawyer, Richard Wright, said his client did not steal the iPhone, which normally costs not more than $500 each.
The incident is the second controversy to involve Mayweather this month. Earlier this month, Mayweather was seen in a video throwing racial attacks at seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines. He later apologized for the racial rants, which he said was done in the spirit of fun.