It looks like Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t be able to weasel his way out of all of the charges that have been levied against him the past year.
Mayweather, 34, pleaded guilty today to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges in Las Vegas and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 100 hours of community service and was given a $2,500 fine. He will begin serving his sentence on January 6 and will likely be released after serving 30 days if he behaves while behind bars. Officially, he was given a six-month sentence, but the second half of the term will be suspended if he serves the first.
Thanks to the plea deal, the charges were reduced from felony counts of assault and threatening stemming from a 2010 incident where the boxing champ allegedly attacked his former girlfriend in front of their children before stealing all of their cell phones so they couldn’t call police prior to taking off from the home.
Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich urged the judge in the case to impose a sentence that would deter Mayweather from getting in trouble for some time as he seems to often avoid punishment for skirting the law.
“He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well,” she said. “Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything.The only thing that’s going to get this man’s attention is incarceration.
According to the judge, one of the deciding factors in handing down the sentence was the fact that “Money” admitted to the assault and that it took place in front of his terrified children who ran for help. Mayweather did not deny hitting and twisting the arm of the victim. The court heard that he also told her that he would make her “disappear.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that Mayweather is also expected to face the music next week for putting his hands on a security guard back in November 2010 in the gated community where he lives for ticketing some of his vehicles that were parked on the street even though he had been warned not to park them there several times in the past. Mayweather allegedly poked the officer repeatedly in the face while berating him for refusing to tear up the tickets.
Sources say he will plead “no contest” to charges of misdemeanor battery, but it’s unclear what kind of deal he has worked out with prosecutors in the case. The victim will likely get a settlement or launch a civil suit if he hasn’t already.