Floyd Mayweather Arrested In Las Vegas
Boxer Floyd Mayweather was arrested on Friday over charges that he physically abused his ex-wife and stole her cellphone during an argument.
Mayweather was in jail only for a brief period before he was released on $3,000 bail. He now faces up to five years in prison if convicted of grand larceny, reports the Associated Press. Grand larceny is the result of items stolen that are valued at $250 or more.
Mayweather is expected to appear in court on Nov. 9 in Law Vegas.
Mayweather, through his lawyer, has denied any wrongdoing.
Las Vegas Metro Police were called to the home around 5:00AM this morning after a 911 call was placed by Josie Harris, the mother of the boxing champion's children.
Harris has requested an order of protection against Mayweather, which was granted by a judge.
In a nine-page document, Harris explained her position.
Harris wrote, "He yelled and screamed that he was going to kill me and my boyfriend. Floyd has threatened to have other people do harm to me as well and if [there] is a way I can be protected from that please help me."
Rapper 50 Cent, a friend of Mayweather, offered his view on the matter via Twitter.
“She has a girlfriend that stays in the guesthouse that Floyd is paying for her as child support that is helping fuel the situation,” said 50 Cent. “I speak to Floyd every day he like my brother his babys mother did this s**tbefor in 2003 dragged him to court then said he didn't hit her."