Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in the news again and it does not have anything to do with boxing. Fresh off the hot seat for his home video filled with racist and homophobic comments on rival Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather was arrested on Friday on grand larceny charges. Josie Harris, Mayweather’s former girlfriend with whom he has three children, complained to Clark County law enforcers that Mayweather physically assaulted her and stole her cell phone.
Mayweather was reportedly angry that Harris was in a new relationship with another man.
Clark County released Mayweather after a brief jail time on a $3,000 bond. Mayweather is set to appear before a Las Vegas Justice Court on November 9. He has hired Richard Wainwright as his legal counsel.
Boxing fans have been clamoring for a boxing match between Mayweather and Pacquiao to determine the best pound-for-pound fighter. One year and two attempts later, they have not been able to finalize a fight contract, many blaming Mayweather for ducking Pacquiao.
If convicted, Mayweather stands spend five years in prison. This definitely rule out a boxing match with Pacquiao forever.