Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has struck a deal that will end his two pending criminal cases, cleaning the slate of charges stemming from a domestic violence incident and a battery on a security guard over parking citations.
Clark County District Attorney David Roger confirmed Mayweather, an undefeated prize fighter and former Olympic boxer, will enter guilty pleas today in Las Vegas Justice Court to one count of battery domestic violence and two counts of harassment, all misdemeanors.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors will retain the right to argue for sentencing conditions, Roger said. Mayweather, 34, faces $3,000 in fines and at least two days or up to 18 months in jail.
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa is expected to sentence Mayweather today .
Mayweather’s defense attorney, Richard Wright, did not return several calls requesting comment.
The plea deal negates a preliminary hearing Mayweather faced today on felony charges, including coercion, grand larceny and robbery, in connection with a Sept. 9, 2010, incident with his three children and their mother, Josie Harris. He is free on $31,000 bail in that case. If convicted of those felonies, the boxer faced up to 34 years in prison.
Mayweather was accused of assaulting Harris after she told him she was dating another man, a Las Vegas police report detailed.
The couple’s 10-year-old son, Koraun Mayweather, saw the boxer assault his mother, the report showed. He told police he saw his dad “on his mother and was hitting and kicking her.”
Harris told police all their children witnessed the attack, in which she suffered minor injuries on her face and arms, the report said. She said Mayweather told them “he would beat their asses if they left the house or called the police.”
Koraun told police that Mayweather also took his and his brother’s cellphones. The boy escaped through a back door of the house in the 3800 block of Tropical Vine Street and contacted security.
Prosecutors said the plea agreement shows that the battery count stems from Mayweather’s attack on Harris and that the harassment counts are for threatening his children.
Meanwhile, prosecutors said Mayweather next week will plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery and pay a $1,000 fine for poking and verbally abusing a security guard over parking issues in November 2010.
But y’all will probably still ride for this fool, support his events, and cheer for him in his fights.