Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always been a master at avoiding career-ending punishment inside the ring. Ironically, it may take a courtroom to bring him down.
Mayweather has been hit with eight charges after his domestic assault incident last week in Las Vegas, according to multiple news reports.
Those include a felony count of robbery, one charge of grand larceny, two felony counts of coercion and four misdemeanors. The coercion charges stem from threatening to harm his children if they called the police, while one of the misdemeanors is for domestic violence and the other three are for harassment.
The new complaint means Mayweather now faces a possible penalty of up to 34 years in prison.
According to the police report made available to the public Monday, Mayweather threatened to kill his girlfriend, 30-year-old Josie Harris during their dispute. The argument began over Harris’ alleged new boyfriend, NBA player C.J. Watson. At some point in the argument, the report stated Mayweather grabbed Harris by the hair, hit her and twisted her arm while yelling that he would kill her.
Mayweather’s oldest son told police he witnessed his father “hitting and kicking” his mother. When he tried to run out of the house, Mayweather associate James McNair blocked the door and didn’t allow him to leave.
Mayweather was arrested and jailed on September 10 before being released that same day on $3,000 bail. His court date has been set for November 9.