You know how the little things start to add up and you just lose your cool? Sometimes that means you yell at the barista at Starbucks. Sometimes that means you spin out of control on the Internet and then a week later get arrested for stealing your baby mama’s cell phone, and maybe worse.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. delivered a racially charged rant against Manny Pacquiao on Mayweather’s UStream channel Sept. 2, then later apologized. If that wasn’t enough, the news got even worse for the boxer in the midst of his self-proclaimed yearlong vacation.
According to the police report, Josie Harris, the mother of three of Mayweather’s children, came home from Red Rock Lanes at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 9 to find Mayweather there talking to the kids. Mayweather was reportedly upset and loud because Harris was out with another man—identified in the report as “C.J.” and rumored to be Chicago Bulls point guard and Bishop Gorman High School graduate C.J. Watson.
At first Mayweather wanted to evict Harris, but was told by police that he had to go through legal channels to do that. He returned about 5 a.m. to find Harris sleeping on the couch and woke her by yelling, “Are you having sex with C.J.?” She said, “Yes, that is who I’m seeing now.” Mayweather then allegedly grabbed her by the hair, punched her in the back of the head several times and twisted her left arm before saying, “I’m going to kill you and the man you are messing around with,” and “I’m going to have you both disappear.”
When Harris called for the children to go to the security guard station, Mayweather said to the kids that he would “beat their ass if they left the house or called the police.”
Mayweather’s 10-year-old son, Koraun, got out of the house and jumped a fence to the guard station, where he told security his father was hitting and kicking his mother. He also said his father took cell phones belonging to him, his brother and his mother.
Harris’ phone was an iPhone 4, valued at $322, which makes the mark for grand larceny. That’s what Mayweather was charged with Sept. 10 at about 9:30 a.m., after he turned himself in.
To be fair, though, before the situation spun out of control, Harris told Mayweather that their daughter lost a tooth, and so he gave her $200 to put under the girl’s pillow. While there may be some dark stuff associated with Mayweather in the wake of this incident, he will always be able to counter that he’s pretty much the best Tooth Fairy ever.