Mayweather Jr. Gets 90 Days For Domestic Violence Charge
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was ordered to serve 90 days in the Clark County jail beginning January 6, 2012 after pleading guilty to a battery domestic violence charge and two harassment charges connected to a 2010 incident with the boxer’s ex-girlfriend.
Mayweather Jr. was sentenced on Wednesday after the undefeated welterweight champion decided to plead guilty to a lesser offense rather than go into trial on a felony offense. The 34-year-old boxer was accused of hitting Josie Harris, an ex-girlfriend and the mother of his children, during an altercation in September last year.
Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich said that Mayweather should be punished as he has repeatedly been in trouble without being disciplined by authorities. “He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well,” she told Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa. “The only thing that’s going to get this man’s attention is incarceration.” Aside from the jail time, Mayweather must also perform 100 hours of community service and pay $2,500 in fines.