A story published in The Mirror says “Money” Mayweather allegedly put his “adopted” son Devion Cromwell in a chokehold last Halloween.
Cromwell, 19, is the son of Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend Melissa Brim.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Incident Happened Last Halloween at Mayweather’s Las Vegas Mansion
The police report obtained by The Mirror says Cromwell reported the incident on October 31, 2014.
Two witnesses also spoke to police and corroborated Cromwell’s account.
Mayweather lives in a $9 million, 22,000-square foot palace in a gated community on a golf course in Vegas.
2. The Situation Started When Cromwell Was Having a Party at the Mansion
Cromwell was having a party at Mayweather’s house when the boxer returned and ordered everyone out.
Cromwell apparently responded: “You’re not my father!”
That’s when Mayweather allegedly snapped, putting Cromwell in the headlock, which, according to the report, involves “one arm encircled around the neck causing carotid and venous decompression and the other arm on the back of the head applying downward pressure.”
3. Mayweather Dated Cromwell’s Mother, Melissa Brim, in the Late 1990s
Mayweather dated Melissa Brim, Cromwell’s mother, in the late 1990s. But the couple broke up in 2000.
He was found guilty of two counts of domestic battery against Brim shortly after the split. But she, Cromwell and his 14-year-old sister Iyanna, who is Mayweather’s daughter, live in a home owned by the welterweight champ.
4. Cromwell Is Reluctant to Press Charges
Cromwell is apparently unsure whether or not to press charges against Mayweather because the boxer financially supports him and Brim.
Las Vegas police say Cromwell has until Oct. 31 – a year from the alleged incident – to make an official complaint and press charges.
5. Mayweather Has a Track Record of Domestic Violence
Mayweather has a history of domestic violence.
In addition to the incident involving Brim, Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in jail in 2011 (he served 2 months) for beating his ex Josie Harris, the mother of 3 of his children.