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Police: Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s son witnessed attack


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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., center, is greeted by unidentified friends, as he exits the Clark County Detention Center after posting bail on a grand larceny charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 in Las Vegas. Mayweather’s lawyer, Richard Wright, says the charge stems from an allegation that Mayweather took an iPhone from Josie Harris, his ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children.

Updated Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 | 11:38 a.m.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

An arrest report released Monday alleges that Floyd Mayweather Jr. threatened and hit his ex-girlfriend in an argument that led to a felony charge that he stole her cell phone last week.

Mayweather's 10-year-old son told police he witnessed his father hitting and kicking 30-year-old Josie Harris during the 5:30 a.m. argument at Harris' home in southwest Las Vegas.

The 33-year-old Mayweather hasn't been charged with domestic battery or assault.

He turned himself in to police on Friday and was freed from jail on $3,000 bail after being booked on a grand larceny charge over the missing cell phone.

He's due in court Nov. 9.

Mayweather's lawyer, Richard Wright, wasn't available Monday. On Friday, he denied wrongoing on Mayweather's behalf.

He is scheduled for an initial appearance Nov. 9 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Mayweather is considered one of the sport's top performers, with a record of 41-0 and 25 knockouts. He goes by the nickname "Money" and earned more than $20 million in May from his fight in Las Vegas against "Sugar" Shane Mosley.

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  1. won't fight Pacquiao but will fight a woman

  2. Has a habit of beating up on women and shows little to no class when beating women in front of his kids.

    This boy needs to be taught a lesson, hopefully justice will prevail this time and he will get what he has coming to him.

    His checkbook keeps getting him out of trouble. As OJ found out, that only works for so long.

  3. Find it strange they live together, but aren't together...? It's okay for him to go out all night with woman, but his "EX" girlfriend, mother of his kids, can't have a relationship.

    Time for her to move out, with the kids, and collect her $100k a month child support.

  4. Floyd, you're really something else.

    I saw that video.

    Grow up. There doesn't seem to be an ounce of humility in your spirit.

    You should be grateful that you have been able to create and earn the money you have.

    Start showing some class or I'll hope no one buys your pay per views and everyone else stays home.

    I'll be watching to see which celebrities support your engagements and for sure they will have lost my respect and support.

  5. You need to come out and admit to being a jerk and state publicly that you are going to turn your life around.

    You should be down in the Gulf making a difference for people.

    For me the question is what difference are you making in the world?

    Making money, flashing cash and beating up on women?