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Crawford sentenced to 90 days and two years’ probation

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Terence Crawford was sentenced to 90 days and two years’ probation for a pair of misdemeanors related to an April incident at an auto body shop, according to the Associated Press. Crawford also received the type of dressing down from the judge during sentencing that he rarely receives in the ring.

Sporting a gray sweatsuit and vintage Michael Jordan sneakers, Crawford was chewed out by Judge Marcena Hendrix, who told the undefeated fighter: “You’ve continued to act as if you are above the law, and you are not,” according to the Omaha World-Herald.

Makayla Maclin, an assistant Omaha city prosecutor, informed Hendrix that Crawford had been “not truthful” during a pre-sentence investigation, according to the World-Herald. Crawford was also sentenced to 120 hours of community service and was fined $6,000 in payment to the body shop owner; he must also submit to random drug and alcohol tests, the Word-Herald reported.

Under sentencing guidelines for Nebraska, Crawford would only have to serve 50 days, the AP said. An attorney for Crawford said he will appeal the sentence and is hopeful the junior welterweight unified champion could be released from jail on an appeal bond on Thursday afternoon, according to the AP.

Crawford was found guilty of disorderly conduct and damage to property stemming from an incident that took place at an Omaha, Nebraska body shop involving a disagreement over the cost of services to his 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Crawford (30-0, 21 knockouts) was initially charged with theft of services, criminal mischief, assault in the third degree and trespassing, all misdemeanors, after he caused damages to a hydraulic lift, trying to remove his car.

Crawford triumphantly returned to the ring against John Molina Jr. in his hometown of Omaha on Saturday, stopping his overweight opponent in the eighth round to retain his RING/WBO/WBC titles.