Floyd Mayweather Jr. was charged with eight crimes today in Las Vegas. Mayweather was charged with four felonies as well as four misdemeanors, according to TMZ, all stemming from an alleged domestic incident that took place in Las Vegas. This is not good news at all for Mayweather, and it appears quite clear that the prosecutor’s office definitely feels that there is reason to put Mayweather behind bars. Eight charges is a lot to face, but now Mayweather will have to face the music levied by the Clark County District Attorney on Thursday, Sept. 16.
The allegations against Floyd Mayweather Jr. are that he took part in a domestic incident on Sept. 9. The mother of his child (Josie Harris) claims that the boxer not only beat her up and threatened to kill her, but stole her cell phone during the incident. This has led to the eight charges against Mayweather, which include felony counts of coercion, robbery, battery and grand larceny, as well as misdemeanor counts of harassment. This is a pretty steep set of charges that Mayweather will have to defend himself against, and he will definitely get his day in court to do just that.
These are pretty strong allegations against Mayweather, and it at least appears that he really crossed a line here. The coercion charges stem from threatening his own sons about what he would do if they called 9-1-1, so it just seems to get deeper and deeper with the more people that authorities speak with. It’s really unclear at this point who is even on Mayweather’s side of the case, and he has indeed burned a lot of bridges with this alleged incident. Mayweather could also be facing significant time behind bars if he is found guilty on all charges, but the going assumption is that he will eventually reach some sort of plea deal.
The stock and popularity of Floyd Mayweather Jr. is starting to dissipate here, especially with him seemingly ducking a fight against Manny Pacquiao. Then he went on that Internet tirade, and now he faces eight charges in court stemming from the domestic incident. Fans are starting to shift away from supporting him as one of the best fighters out there, and this latest set of incidents may cost him millions when it comes to endorsements or possible Pay Per View watchers when he finally does get back into the ring again. He might not even get that next big fight if the courts act quickly on these charges.