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 Posted: Sat Dec 17th, 2016 05:06 am
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On Thursday, two-division boxing champion Terence Crawford received a 90-day jail sentence and two years' probation after being found guilty of disorderly conduct and damage to property at a body shop in Omaha, Neb., according to The Associated Press.

Judge Marcena Hendrix was quoted as telling Crawford that he carried himself as if he were above the law, "and you are not."

Crawford's attorney Matthew Kahler was indignant at the verdict.

"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," Kahler said. "It's the most significant sentence I've seen from that judge for those charges."

The charges stemmed from an incident this past April in which Crawford allegedly used force to reclaim a vehicle that was being painted at the Extreme Custom Fleet & Auto Spa when he refused to pay shop owner Michael Nelson. Crawford was apparently displeased with the quality of the work and how long the job was taking, but he still owed Nelson $1,350 before the vehicle would be released.

Surveillance video shows that Crawford lowered his vehicle from a hydraulic lift before tying it to a rope with assistance from associates and removing it from the premises. Crawford's actions reportedly caused $3,000 worth of damage to the shop's equipment.

Crawford is coming off of a successful weekend in which he defeated John Molina Jr. by eighth-round TKO to retain his WBC and WBO light welterweight titles.