QUOTE (salvador @ Oct 2 2009, 03:02 PM)
Just so I'm straight on this, Roger did spend some time in prison recently for beating on a woman, isn't that correct? And this is a different woman than the one who he was convicted of beating, right? I really don't know.
No. Roger hasn't been convicted nor has he gone to prison yet. Last August he was arrested for allegedly beating up a female boxer he trained. The case hasn't gone to trial yet, but it will this month. That's what the article you posted is about...apparently he skipped the preliminary hearing, which is required before the trial.
And maybe I'm wrong about Floyd Sr. having the same tendencies towards women. What did Floyd Sr. go to jail for? Has he ever been to jail for beating a woman? If not, I apologize for besmirching his reputation.
No. Floyd Sr. went to prison on a drug charge.
And I believe that the woman in Las Vegas who accused Floyd jr. of assaulting her (before the Gatti fight) was at least the second woman to make such an accusation (wasn't there one in Michigan before her?). Again, I could be wrong, and in which case I apologize for making such a horrific accusation, because there is very little in life that is more evil than a man beating on a woman - particularly if the man is sober.
This is true about Floyd Jr., although I don't know the details of the case. Here is some info from boxingscene: "The young prodigy has had legal troubles and several brushes with the long arm of the law as he has grown up in the boxing spotlight. In 2002 he pleaded guilty to two charges of misdemeanor domestic violence. In 2004, a Nevada justice of the peace ordered Mayweather to undergo "impulse control" counseling and sentenced him to a one year suspended jail sentence after he was convicted of misdemeanor battery of two women in a Las Vegas nightclub. Also in 2004, an arrest warrant was issued for Mayweather for failure to appear at a trial in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan where he was accused of kicking a bar bouncer in the head during a melee at The Radio Tavern. Mayweather pleaded no contest to the charge of misdemeanor assault and battery and he was eventually fined and ordered to perform community service. He also faced a charge of felony domestic violence for allegedly striking the mother of his three children outside a Las Vegas nightclub in 2003. In the 2005 trial by jury he was acquitted of hitting, kicking and pulling his girlfriend’s hair. The accuser recanted her version of events while on the witness stand. Josie Harris testified that she lied to police because she was angry Mayweather had left her for another woman. In front of the jury, Harris described Mayweather as a “teddy bear inside”. http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=8363