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Floyd Mayweather Faces Multiple Felony & Misdemeanor Charges, Sons Named as Victims

Las Vegas authorities have verified that Floyd Mayweather will face four felony and four misdemeanor charges in connection to his alleged assault of his child's mother Josie Harris last week.

Las Vegas authorities have verified that Floyd Mayweather will face four felony and four misdemeanor charges in connection to his alleged assault of his child’s mother Josie Harris.

Prosecutors for the state of Nevada submitted their criminal complaint in Clark County yesterday (September 15).

Mayweather faces two felony counts of coercion concerning his young sons Zion and Koraun. Court documents state the undefeated boxer threatened to “beat their asses” if either son called 911 to stop the fighter’s altercation with Harris.

In connection with stealing Josie Harris’ cell phone, Mayweather faces felony counts for robbery and grand larceny. According to Harris’ police report, Mayweather attacked her after checking her text messages and determining she was dating Chicago Bulls player CJ Watson.

Mayweather’s first misdemeanor charge is for domestic battery on Josie Harris. The case claims Mayweather grabbed her by the hair,  twisted her arm, and struck her with a fist.

Mayweather’s final charges are three counts of harassment against Harris and their two children.

If convicted of all charges, Floyd Mayweather faces up to 28 years in prison.

At press time, the boxer has not commented on the case.

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And the hits (no pun intended) just keep coming.

Last year when I interviewed Floyd Mayweather about potential opponents, he told me that all roads lead to him, and that he didn’t need a “hit list” because he was on every one’s list. Basically he christened himself the face of boxing and it’s a stance I cannot argue with. He’s far and away the most well-known active boxer today.

And for that reason, boxing is taking a hit right now. Like it or not, when a big name boxer does something stupid, it makes the whole sport look bad. As Naazim Richardson pointed out to me earlier this year, when Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear back in ’97, the sport had to endure embarrassment and jokes for well over a year. With his cringe-worthy racial attack on Manny Pacquiao (and the equally ridiculous apology clip), the failed summer superfight negotiation, and now this domestic violence case, Mayweather is disgracing himself and the sport instead of being its mainstream ambassador.

And to think, Mayweather had everyone (media included) on his side following his near shutout of Shane Mosley, a fighter many people said he was afraid of. Check out this video I shot of Floyd right after he beat Shane. This was only four months ago. How could it all have gone so wrong so quickly?

 

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