CHICAGO (jGLi) – American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was sentenced Wednesday (Dec. 21) to three months (90 days) in jail as part of the plea bargaining in the felony allegations that he beat up his ex-girlfriend more than a year ago that were reduced to one count of battery with domestic violence plea and two counts of harassment.
Mayweather will also be serving a suspended three months (90 days) sentence.
Mayweather has been ordered by Clark County Court Department 4 Judge Melissa Saragosa of Las Vegas, Nevada to report to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.
Mary Ann Price, information officer of the Clark County Court in Las Vegas, Nevada, told this reporter over the phone that the unbeaten welterweight champion was also ordered to serve 100 days of community service and 12-month long-term counseling.
MAYWEATHER FINED $2,500
The 34-year-old boxing champion was also ordered to pay $2,500 fine.
Mayweather was originally charged in the case with two counts of coercion (Counts 1,2), one count of robbery (Count 3); one count of grand larceny (Count 4), one count of battery constituting domestic violence (Count 5) and three counts of harassment (Counts 6,7,8) on Sept. 16, 2010, six days after his lawyers posted on Mayweather’s behalf $3,000 cash bail.
During the initial arraignment of the case on Nov. 9, 2010, Mayweather was ordered to post $3,000 per count for Counts 1, 2,4,5,6 and 7 and $10,000 for Count 3, for a total of $31,000 cash bail.
Mayweather was also ordered to stay away from his girlfriend, Josie Harris, and from their “children (which) would be secondary to California Family Court Temporary Restraining Order.”
Last Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Court approved stipulation of counsel for Mayweather to enter a plea.
MAYWEATHER ORDERED TO STAY AWAY FROM TROUBLE
On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Counts 1-4 and 6 were dismissed. Mayweather was ordered “to stay away from trouble.” For Count 5 (one count of battery constituting domestic violence), defendant Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in jail suspended; $500 Fine; attend long-term DV (domestic violence) Counseling; 100 hours of community service work; 90 days in jail with 3 days credit time served; Count 7 (Harassment) - $1,000 Fine; and Count 8 (Harassment) - $1,000; all to be taken out of cash bail.
The remaining $28,500 cash bail is exonerated (or returned to Mayweather).
Mayweather’s lawyer, Karen Winclair, could not be reached for comment if she is mounting an appeal. But a staff said she would get back at this reporter.
Ms. Price clarified that the sentence has nothing to do with another complaint filed against Mayweather for poking on a security guard. Mayweather has three other pending cases of negligence filed by Clay Gerling, Anthony Cliff and Quincey Williams at the Clark County Court and the $5-M defamation civil suit filed by Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao pending before the U.S. District Court of Nevada in Las Vegas.
The reduction of the felony charges averted a public trial where his girlfriend, Josie Harris, accused Mayweather of twisting her arm and threatening their two children who witnessed the attack in her home in Las Vegas on Sept. 9, 2010. He also took their cell phones away.
Police reported that Mayweather also threatened to kill Harris.
Prosecutors told Judge Saragosa Mayweather has been in trouble with the law in the past and has dodged punishment.