Mayweather Jr. gets jail time after guilty plea

Floyd Mayweather Jr. received a 90-day jail sentence Wednesday. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. received a 90-day jail sentence Wednesday. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)

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LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. received a 90-day jail sentence Wednesday after striking a plea deal to avoid felony charges stemming from a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend and their two children last year.

Mayweather was ordered to report to jail on January 6, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which first broke news of the boxer's plea deal Tuesday.

He pleaded guilty to one count of battery-domestic violence and no contest to two counts of harassment.

Mayweather's former girlfriend, Josie Harris, claimed on September 9, 2010, that the boxer beat her and threatened her and their children.

Felony charges filed afterward could have landed Mayweather behind bars for up to 34 years.

The boxer also agreed to plead no contest next week to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an altercation with a security guard outside his gated community last year, the Review-Journal said.

Mayweather, 34, is 42-0 with 26 knockouts in his 15-year career. Boxing fans and observers have long awaited a fight between him and Manny Pacquiao.


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