Mayweather Jr. gets 90 days in jail
LAS VEGAS -- WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced to 90 days in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges before a Las Vegas judge.
Judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered the 34-year-old Mayweather to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine.
The plea deal avoids trial on felony allegations that he hit his former girlfriend and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in September 2010.
Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich told the judge Mayweather has been in trouble before and hasn't been punished.
"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," the prosecutor said.
Mayweather's attorney, Karen Winckler, had argued that the public would benefit more if he performs 100 hours of community service with children.
Winckler said she wanted to confer with Mayweather before deciding whether to appeal.
Saragosa said she was swayed by Mayweather's admission that he hit Harris and twisted her arm, and that two of their children, ages 9 and 10, witnessed the attack.
Mayweather was told to report to jail Jan. 6. -- AP