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Mayweather arrested on theft charge

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Fighter Floyd Mayweather has been arrested on a theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his former girlfriend, Las Vegas police said.

Mayweather's lawyer, Richard Wright, said Mayweather is accused of taking an iPhone from Josie Harris, his former girlfriend and the mother of three of his children.

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Wright denied the allegations against the fighter and said Mayweather surrendered to authorities and would cooperate in the investigation.

Mayweather was booked on a grand larceny charge at the Clark County jail according to Las Vegas Police Officer Bill Cassell. He was later released on $3,000 bail, the 33-year-old boxer declining to comment as he departed.

Mayweather could face up to five years in state prison if he is convicted of taking items valued at less than 2,500 dollars.

He is scheduled for an initial court appearance on November 9.

On Thursday, Harris made a police complaint and sought a Family Court protection order claiming Mayweather pulled her hair, punched her in the head and twisted her arm while she screamed for their children, who range in age from seven to 10 years old, to call 911.

Police said Thursday that Harris was treated at a Las Vegas hospital for minor injuries.

Mayweather was acquitted by a Nevada jury in July 2005 after being accused of hitting and kicking Harris during an quarrel outside a Las Vegas nightclub.

Mayweather has faced other battery and violence charges.

In 2002 he was convicted of misdemeanor battery stemming from a fight with two women at a Las Vegas nightclub, receiving a suspended one-year jail sentence.

He was fined in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in February 2005 and ordered to perform community service after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery for a bar fight.

Mayweather, unbeaten in 41 professional fights, earned more than $20 million in May for his Las Vegas victory over Shane Mosley.

However, negotiations for a proposed mega-fight between Mayweather and Filipino pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao have repeatedly run aground, and Mayweather provoked criticism last week for a short video posted on the internet in which he denigrated Pacquiao.


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