Warrant issued for Roger Mayweather's arrest

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s uncle/trainer, Roger Mayweather. The 48-year old failed to show up for a court appearance in an assault case. (Photo via cache.daylife.com)

From the AP:

A Las Vegas judge on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Roger Mayweather after the boxing trainer failed to show up for a court appearance on battery and coercion charges.

Mayweather, who coached his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr. to victory in a September comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, did not appear or have a lawyer present at a felony arraignment in Las Vegas Justice Court on Friday.

Judge Joe Sciscento issued the warrant after he called Mayweather's name and case number from a list and nobody in the court acknowledged him. After issuing the warrant, Sciscento promptly moved on to the next case.

Attempts to reach Mayweather by The Associated Press were not immediately successful. Several phone numbers listed for Mayweather were disconnected. Representatives for Floyd Mayweather Jr. declined to comment, saying they did not represent his uncle and did not know how to immediately reach him.

Roger Mayweather, 48, was accused of attacking a female boxer he once trained, who told police that Mayweather attacked her Aug. 2 at an apartment Mayweather owned and was renting out.

This isn't Roger's first spat with the law, and now that he's failed to show up for court, this doesn't look good. This isn't a charge to play around with. It'll be a good while before Floyd Mayweather Jr. sets up his next training camp, probably, so this shouldn't affect Floyd's career in the short-term, but who knows about the long term? Floyd would have an in-house replacement for Roger with his father, Floyd Sr., should Roger face anything serious in this case, and frankly I don't think Sr.'s slip from the ranks of the top trainers would really matter much. Floyd Jr. is so good and so in tune with what he does that just having a good camp is probably enough for him at this point. As for Roger himself, it is what it is.

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