Today is D-Day for the undefeated five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., and honestly I never thought this day would come!
Mayweather turned himself in Friday in a Las Vegas courtroom to begin serving a three-month jail sentence for attacking his ex-girlfriend in September 2010 while two of their children watched.
Back in December, Mayweather pleaded guilty to a reduced domestic battery charge in a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on the mother of three of his children. The plea deal avoided trial on felony charges that could have gotten Mayweather up to 34 years in prison if he was convicted.
If you’re not up on this story, yes…the conviction happened back in December, but the judge allowed Mayweather to stay out of jail until his May 5th fight.
Mayweather will have a cell about one-third the size of a small boxing ring and for the first week he will be segregated from the other inmates for his protection with no amenities like a television.
Mayweather’s jail stay will only be 87 days, plus he’s ordered to complete a yearlong domestic violence counseling program, 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine.
I really have to shake my head at the whole thing. The fact that he beat the mother of his children, he’s going to jail and the fact that the judge let him stay out so he can fight. As Don King would say, “Only In America”.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,