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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Three-Month Jail Sentence Begins Today


(Yeah, I think he’ll fit right in.)

Today in Las Vegas, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally went to jail for some shit he did two years ago. After being sentenced in December for beating the hell out of his ex-girlfriend then threatening her and their sons with further violence if they called the police, and then being allowed to remain a free man through May so he could make $32 million fighting Miguel Cotto — good lookin’ out, justice system! — Mayweather was scheduled to surrender before a Las Vegas judge today to start his 87-day jail term. Huffington Post passes along some details about his upcoming summer in the pokey:

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be one of the richest prizefighters ever. But the unbeaten five-division champion who goes by the nickname “Money” is about to trade life in a posh five-bedroom Las Vegas home for almost three months in a cell about one-third the size of a small boxing ring…

As a high-profile inmate, police say Mayweather, 35, probably will serve most of his time in a small solo cell. There is floor space for sit-ups and push-ups. But Mayweather’s stint in the high-rise Clark County Detention Center is expected to limit his ability to train for another fight.

At least for the first week, Mayweather will be segregated for his protection from the other 3,200 inmates in the downtown Las Vegas facility, police Officer Bill Cassell said this week…

[Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa] Saragosa said when she sentenced Mayweather that she was particularly troubled that he threatened and hit ex-girlfriend Josie Harris while their two sons watched. The boys were 10 and 8 at the time. The older boy ran out a back door to fetch a security guard in the gated community.

However, the judge accepted the deal that had Mayweather plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery and no contest to two harassment charges. Prosecutors dropped felony and misdemeanor charges that could have gotten Mayweather 34 years in prison if he had been convicted on all counts.

Mayweather’s jail stay will be capped at 87 days, because the judge gave him credit for three days previously served. It could be reduced by several weeks for good behavior, Cassell said Thursday. Mayweather also was ordered to complete a yearlong domestic violence counseling program, 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine…

Mayweather will be housed in a standard administrative segregation cell no larger than 7-by-12 feet, with a bunk, stainless steel toilet and sink, a steel and wood desk with a permanently bolted stool and two small vertical windows with opaque safety glass…

Mayweather could have about an hour a day out of his cell with access to an exercise yard, Cassell said. Depending on his behavior, the boxer could later get several hours a day for exercise with other inmates also being held in protective custody.

He’ll get a standard-issue blue jail jumpsuit with the letters CCDC and orange slippers.

Mayweather will be able to deposit money into a jail account to purchase snacks, soap and personal hygiene items from the jail commissary.

Damn it…this place already sounds better than my apartment complex. Anybody want to take bets on how many days he actually serves? Related question: This Timothy Bradley dude is going to get royally ass-dug, right?

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El Guapo- June 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm
Pretty Boy Floyd... Come onnnnn down!
NomadRip- June 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm
I've been in the CCDC. He won't be in the regular rooms like most people, but it is a very nice facility. The room I was in had something like 43 beds (not stacked bunks, just side-by-side), and each one had a little dresser shelf thing to separate all the beds. Nothing in the room was taller than a tabletop, so the guard at the station all the way across the room could see everything. The showers were real nice :-D
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I just saw that Arriany is going before the same judge as Floyd did.
Dredgtone- June 4, 2012 at 3:59 am
What is the percentage over there for violent/nonviolent? Here in LA it's 10-20 percent non-violent, 80-100 for violent, and of course anything in between depending on the DA. I served 45/90 days last year on a probation violation (nonviolent), so he'll be out in no time.
NomadRip- June 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm
My point was that it probably is nicer than your apartment complex :-D
Kid Clam Curtains- June 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm
I wonder if he'll walk around with a stack of snacks and soap to show the other inmates what a baller he is.
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