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Floyd Mayweather Arrested for Felony Theft, and Domestic Violence Complaint

Posted by on September 10, 2010 at 7:50 PM EST

floyd-mayweatherFloyd Mayweather Arrested for Felony Theft, and Domestic Violence complaint.

Floyd Mayweather is in the news again, this time arrested for felony theft, and a domestic violence compliant, from his former girlfriend today. Last week Mayweather was in the news for a racist video of him on the phone talking about Manny Pacquiao.

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Floyd Mayweather‘s life is quickly becoming more dramatic than most of his fights. Mayweather released a video last week of him on the phone talking about Manny Pacquiao. In the video Mayweather launches into a blistering racist, homophobic and violent rant about Pacquiao. As the video made the rounds and became front page news in the sports world, Mayweather apologized.

The video could have easily been shrugged off as nothing more than Boxing hype as Mayweather and Pacquiao spar over talks that have so far failed to solidify a fight between the two champions. Mayweather/Pacquiao would be one of the largest fights in recent history and could help revive a lagging boxing world that is quickly losing ground to MMA sport. The video could have been dismissed as just another attempt to keep interest in a fight between these two alive – until Mayweather’s arrest today in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather was arrested in Las Vegas by police and booked on the charge of felony theft in relation to a domestic violence complaint filed by his former girlfriend. The former girlfriend, Josie Harris, accused Mayweather of assaulting here. Harris, the mother of three of Mayweather’s kids, filed a police report and asked for a Family Court protection order after she claimed Mayweather pulled her hair, punched her in the head and twisted her arm while she screamed for her kids to call 911.

Harris also claims that Mayweather took her iPhone. Nevada state law dictates that felony theft/grand-larceny charges be filed for the theft of any item over $250 in value. Mayweather was arrested, booked and released on $3,000 bond. His lawyer claims that Harris simply misplaced her iPhone and that they are helping her find/replace it.

“Please order Floyd Mayweather to not try and contact me,” Harris wrote in an application for protection. She and Mayweather lived together for seven years before separating in May. “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,” the document says.

This is not the first time he has been accused of assaulting Harris. He was acquitted by a Nevada Jury in July 2005 on charges that he hit and kicked Harris outside a Las Vegas nightclub. During the trial Harris recanted her statement saying that she had lied to police because she was upset that Mayweather had left her for another women.

Mayweather’s life has always been a three ring circus of self-promotion. Perhaps this time Mayweather has found himself spinning a little out of control and believing his own hype. Maybe a few straight rights from Pacquaio would do him a world of good.



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