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Floyd Mayweather arrested in Vegas

Updated: December 17, 2010, 4:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. spent a night in a Las Vegas jail before his release Friday on a misdemeanor battery warrant stemming from an allegation that the boxer poked a security guard in the face last month outside his home.

The second arrest in three months for the undefeated prizefighter drew allegations from his lawyer that police and prosecutors overreacted to a minor criminal accusation and that the 33-year-old Mayweather was getting "unequal punitive exaggerated treatment."

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