Prosecutor hopes prison gives Mayweather Jr attitude adjustment: Only thing to get Floyd’s attention is incarceration

21 Dec

Petra Kirsch – Gelsenkirchen

It is the apparent ease in which Floyd Mayweather Jr can get himself into and – crucially – out of trouble that has acted as the catalyst for his 90 day gaol sentence, $2,500 fine and 100 hour community service charge for a reduced battery/domestic violence and harassment relating to a 2010 incident involving his then-girlfriend, according to Lisa Luzaich, who was the prosecutor in a Las Vegas court-room today; Wednesday, December 21.

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Mayweather in September, pre-fight with opponent Ortiz. Credit: Stacey Verbeek - Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Dallas

“He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well. Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything,” said Luzaich, according to the Las Vegas Sun. “The only thing that’s going to get this man’s attention is incarceration.”

Judge Melissa Saragosa indicated that it could be inferred that Mayweather threatened to kill his then girlfriend Josie Harris by stating he could make her “disappear”. Floyd also took mobile telephones belonging to Harris and two of their children. It was also reported that their ten-year-old son fled the scene in order to seek help from security.

Judge Saragosa added: “Punishment is appropriate. No matter who you are, you have consequences to your actions when they escalate to this level of violence.”

Mayweather’s adviser Leonard Ellerbe declined to comment after the official verdict.

The 90 day sentence will begin on January 6, 2012.

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