World super-lightweight champion Terence Crawford walked free from prison just hours after being handed a 90-day jail sentence.
The 29 year-old, who recently defeated John Molina via stoppage to retain his world super-lightweight titles, was found guilty of charges relating to an incident at a car body shop in April.
Crawford was originally sentenced to two years of supervised probation, random drug testing, 120 hours in an offender program, restitution and probation after serving what was supposed to be 90 days in jail.
A report filed had outlined that Crawford has put a car into Extreme Custom Fleet & Auto at North 56th Street and Sorensen Parkway and that they had performed a $2,500 paint job and other work on a 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Half was paid upfront, but Crawford didn’t like the work and refused to cough up the rest of the money owed. That’s where the troubles began.
‘Bud’ then turned up with friends to take the car, causing damage as they did.
Crawford’s attorney Matthew Kahler immediately filed an appeal motion to have the fighter released and at 4pm local time on Thursday the request was granted.
“The appeal process is already in motion,” Kahler, who hopes to have the conviction quashed, told KETV Omaha, “We look forward to proceeding with the appeal.”
Prosecutor Matt Kuhse obviously had a different view when saying:”I think the sentence that she imposed is fair, I think it’s appropriate given the circumstances of what happened.”