Unbeaten champ Crawford gets jail time

Terence Crawford (Getty Images)
Terence Crawford (Getty Images)

Los Angeles - Unbeaten superlightweight world champion Terence Crawford, five days removed from his latest title defense, was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday over a disturbance at a Nebraska car repair shop.

Judge Marcena Hendrix, telling Crawford that he was not above the law, also ordered the 29-year-old champion to serve two years' probation and 120 hours of community service. He must undergo random drug and alcohol tests and pay the owner of the body shop $6,000 in restitution.

Crawford is expected to serve about 53 days of his jail sentence, based on sentencing guidelines.

"You've continued to act as if you are above the law, and you are not," Hendrix told Crawford, according to the newspaper Omaha World-Herald.

Crawford was in court for the sentencing just five days after his technical knockout of John Molina in Omaha.

The victory took Crawford's record to 30-0 with 21 wins inside the distance.

Crawford had been convicted on two of three misdemeanor charges of property damage and disorderly conduct in an incident at the Omaha body shop in April, which had completed a $2,500 paint job and other work on a 1984 Chevrolet.

Crawford complained that the work was poor and refused to pay the balance owed on the work.

On April 14 he and some friends visited the shop and said they were taking the car, doing an estimated $3,300 worth of damage to a hydraulic lift.

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