Floyd Mayweather Gets 90 Days In Jail
Over the years, Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. has been one of the most evasive men on the planet, both inside the boxing ring and inside the courtroom. Aside from being a perfect 42-0 during his illustrious and boisterous boxing career, Mayweather has also avoided significant jail time on numerous occasions for bouts of domestic violence.
But yesterday, "Money" finally suffered his first defeat when he was sentenced to 90 days in jail. This sentence comes after Mayweather entered a guilty plea on a reduced battery domestic violence charge and "no contest" on two harassment charges. Mayweather was being accused of being involved with a "hair-pulling, punching and arm-twisting" argument with his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris back in September of 2010 while two of their children were looking on.
During the sentencing hearing yesterday, the presiding Justice of the Peace 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." While good behavior will likely knock some time off his sentence, Mayweather will likely serve the majority of the 90-day punishment.
After a 16-month layoff, Mayweather returned to the ring back in September, earning a controversial knockout victory over Victor Ortiz in Las Vegas. Mayweather's promoters have a May 5 date reserved against an opponent TBA at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. However, if Mayweather is behind bars until the end of March, it could cut into the usual eight-plus weeks he takes to train.