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Roger Mayweather Strikes Deal with Prosecutors To Keep Him Out of Jail

 

Roger Mayweather, the trainer and uncle of undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, struck a deal with prosecutors in Las Vegas four days before his scheduled court appearance on Jan. 24, the same date his nephew appears in the same court.

 

The popular boxing trainer was charged with two felony battery counts for choking and punching Melissa St. Vil inside an apartment Roger Mayweather owns in Las Vegas, St. Vil is a female boxer who used to train under Mayweather.

 

Defense attorney Jack Buchanan said Roger Mayweather, 49, will plead no contest on Thursday to two misdemeanor counts of battery.

 

According to the plea deal, Mayweather will be placed on informal probation, pay a $1,000 fine, attend domestic violence counseling and perform 50 hours of community service.

 

"We're happy with the resolution. He's looking forward to putting this behind him and getting back to training the best fighter in the world," Buchanan said.

 

Roger previously pleaded not guilty to battery charges lodged by the 26-year-old St. Vil, who alleges Mayweather punched and choked her until she was nearly unconscious before police arrived at the apartment where she was staying in Las Vegas.

 

The charges carry a possible 10-year prison sentence. Mayweather is free on $13,000 bail.

 

“I hope he gets back in the ring, and I think most of that is pretty much cleared up. People think what they don’t know, but still. The thing about it is yeah, he has to get back in the ring. That’s how you make money and that’s how you further your legacy.

 

Hopefully, I don’t know, but hopefully my nephew and Pacquiao will fight. If Shane Mosley beats Pacquiao then we ain’t even got to worry about that.”

 

Boxing fans from around the world are hoping to see a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight this year, but with Mayweather's courtroom fights, it appears the dream match every one in the world wants to see will most likely remain a dream.

 

However, with the favorable plea deal news, Roger will now be able to concentrate on Floyd's training to prepare his nephew for a showdown with Manny Pacquiao in what boxing critics say as the most challenging fight of his career.

 

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is set to appear in court on Jan. 24 for charges related to a domestic violence incident involving his children and their mother.

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/576673-roger-mayweather-strikes-deal-with-procecutors-to-keep-him-out-of-jail?

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By Mark Vester

 

According to a report in the Las Vegas Review Journal, Roger Mayweather, the uncle and head trainer of Floyd Mayweather Jr., struck a deal with Las Vegas prosecutors that will keep him out of jail. In four days, he was scheduled to go to trial in his 19-month-old battery case. On Thursday, Mayweather, 49, will plead no contest to two misdemeanor counts of battery. As part of the plea deal, Mayweather will be placed on informal probation, pay a $1,000 fine, attend domestic violence counseling and perform 50 hours of community service.

 

Mayweather was originally charged with two felony battery counts stemming from an Aug. 2, 2009, incident in which he is accused of choking and punching 26-year-old female fighter Melissa St. Vil at her apartment in the 700 block of Rock Springs Drive, near Rainbow Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Mayweather owned the property and rented it to a man who let St. Vil live there.

 

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For trying to strangle someone and punching them in the face, no jail time seems remarkably lenient, especially for someone with form.

 

More remarkable is it is classed as a misdemeanour - that means no criminal record associated to the act. Outrageous that a former boxer can do that to a woman and walk away without a felony charge.

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For trying to strangle someone and punching them in the face, no jail time seems remarkably lenient, especially for someone with form.

 

More remarkable is it is classed as a misdemeanour - that means no criminal record associated to the act. Outrageous that a former boxer can do that to a woman and walk away without a felony charge.

 

While I don't condone Roger's actions. Far from it. It was a women with boxing skills herself who I believe admitted to throwing the first punch.

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