For boxer Mayweather not knowing how to keep his temper got him in trouble. He decided to plead guilty to reduce the sentence for his role in a 2010 domestic violence case involving the mother of three of his children. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced to three months in jail and several other penalties.
On Wednesday, Las Vegas Judge Melissa Saragosa showed no pity for boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. accused of beating the mother of three of his children. He has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, 100 hours of community service and a $2,500 fine. He is also expected to complete a 12-month domestic violence program.
Judge Melissa Saragosa said: “Punishment is appropriate. No matter who you are, you have consequences to your actions when they escalate to this level of violence”.
The woman brutalized by Mayweather is Josie Harris who sued him for hitting her and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home last year in September. The boxer got upset after Josie Harris informed him she was dating another man. With such a fierce boxer by your side, letting that one slip is a risk.
Harris said the boxer hit her “multiple times in the head with his fist” and threatened to kill or make her disappear. Her 10 year old son ran from the house to get security.
Mayweather has to report to jail on January 6 and his 90-day term would expire in early April. However, Mary Ann Price, Clark County Court spokeswoman said the boxer is likely to spend approximately 65 days in custody, which means Mayweather could be released by March 11. The sentence is likely to be reduced based on receiving 22 days of good time credit, on top of three other days of credit for time served.
The boxer was also on trial for felony and misdemeanor, and, probably advised by his lawyer, he pleaded guilty on the domestic violence allegations. If he had been convicted on all counts, he would have been sentenced to 34 years in state prison.
Mayweather has a full track record with the authorities, as he has been arrested several times since 2002, however he managed, somehow, to successfully avoid spending too much time in prison.