Terence Crawford sentenced to jail in Omaha over April body shop beef

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Terence Crawford celebrates his 8th-round TKO of John Molina Jr. on Saturday/Photo by Sarah Hoffman, Omaha World-Herald


Junior welterweight boxing champion Terence Crawford on Thursday was sentenced to 90 days in jail in his native Omaha, Neb. The punishment stems from two misdemeanor convictions over a disturbance at an Omaha body shop in April.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, Crawford figures to serve 53 days. He was handcuffed and taken to jail.

Crawford in April did business with Extreme Custom Fleet & Auto. He reportedly wasn’t happy with the work, or how long it took, and tried to take the car without paying the balance of the bill by removing it from a hydraulic lift, causing some $3,300 in damage.

The shop owner said he felt threatened by Crawford and a group of his friends, though there was no violence nor threat of it, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

The newspaper wrote that Crawford showed up to court wearing a gray sweatsuit and Michael Jordan Nike high-tops. Upon sentencing him, judge Marcena Hendrix told Crawford, “You’ve continued to act as if you are above the law, and you are not.”

Prosecutors told the judge Crawford was “not truthful” during a presentence probe.

Crawford, 29, is coming off an eighth-round technical knockout of John Molina Jr. of Covina this past Saturday in Omaha. He must also serve two years probation and perform 120 hours of community service. He was ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution.

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