BOXER Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges in front of a Las Vegas judge.
Judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered the 34-year-old Mayweather yesterday to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine.
The plea deal avoids trial on felony allegations that he hit his ex-girlfriend and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in September 2010.
Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich told the judge Mayweather has been in trouble before and hasn't been punished.
Attorney Karen Winckler had argued that the public would benefit more if Mayweather performs 100 hours of community service with children. She said she's considering an appeal.
Mayweather was told to report to jail Jan. 6.
The University of Connecticut is drafting a policy that would require all employees to report any allegation of sexual abuse to school officials. The policy is expected to be presented to the school's Board of Trustees in January.
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A former Golden State Warriors employee filed a sexual-harassment lawsuit against star guard Monta Ellis, alleging Ellis sent her unwanted texts that included a photo of his genitals. In her lawsuit, which also names the team, Erika Ross Smith alleges Ellis began sending her several dozen explicit messages, sometimes several times a day, starting in November 2010 while she worked for the team's community relations department. A call to a spokesman for the Warriors was not returned. Ellis' agent, Jeffrey Fried, said he was en route to Oakland and didn't immediately have a comment.
* AJ Allmendinger, who raced last year for Richard Petty, was hired to replace Kurt Busch in the No. 22 car of Roger Penske's racing team. Busch was fired after some run-ins with the media and other off-the-track issues.