Suit filed against Floyd Mayweather

Updated: January 6, 2011, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas homeowner association wants a judge to force Floyd Mayweather Jr. to follow its rules and to order the boxing champion to stop threatening its employees.

Southern Highlands Estates filed a complaint Tuesday in Clark County District Court seeking $10,000 in damages and an injunction against the 33-year-old Mayweather.

Mayweather bought a more than 12,000-square-foot home for $9.5 million in the gated community about 10 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip in May 2009.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the injunction would require Mayweather to stay inside his vehicle, show identification and refrain from threatening and harassing security at the community entrance.

Mayweather was arrested Dec. 16 on a misdemeanor battery complaint for allegedly poking a security guard in the face outside his home. Mayweather's attorneys have denied wrongdoing on his behalf.

The lawsuit alleges that Mayweather has "repeatedly engaged in hostile, harassing and threatening behavior toward and against certain employees and security personnel employees...including but not limited to, threatening the life of a patrol officer, physically accosting a security officer, refusing to provide identity to gate officers" since October.

The suit also alleges that Mayweather refused to obtain a transponder to gain access to the community and has refused to place identification decals on his vehicles.

Mayweather, who goes by the nickname "Money," is one of the world's richest and most recognizable boxers, with 25 knockouts in his 41 wins. He earned more than $20 million in May from a single fight in Las Vegas against "Sugar" Shane Mosley.

He has been hounded in recent years by allegations of violence and confrontations at home and at Las Vegas clubs.

Mayweather has misdemeanor battery and assault convictions in Las Vegas and his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., and is facing a felony coercion, grand larceny and robbery case stemming from a September dispute with his children and their mother at her home.

He faces trial Jan. 24 in that case and could face up to 34 years in prison if convicted.


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