Unified light welterweight champion Terence Crawford has been sentenced to 90 days in prison.
Crawford was sentenced to jail along with two years' probation for two misdemeanors in connection with an April disturbance at an Omaha, Nebraska body shop. Crawford would have to serve at least 50 days under state sentencing guidelines.
Omaha police said Crawford went to a body shop and demanded his 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo back. The owner then told Crawford the car wouldn't be returned until Crawford paid the $1,350 he owed for a paint job.
According to police, Crawford lowered the hydraulic lift with the Monte Carlo on it, tied a rope to the car and took it away with the help of three people. Police said Crawford caused $5,000 in damage to the lift. The 29-year-old was found guilty of damage to property and disorderly conduct on September 21. He was found not guilty of trespassing, however.
Attorney Matthew Kahler said he is appealing the sentence and conviction and that the boxer could be out of jail on an appeal bond late Thursday.
"This is his first and only adult conviction of any significance, and for crimes of disorderly conduct and property damage it's an abnormally high sentence,'' he said. "It's the most significant sentence I've seen from that judge for those charges.''
Crawford defended his WBO and WBC light welterweight championships against John Molina on December 10 in the main event of an HBO-televised card, capping off a long day of several boxing world titles being defended.
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