June 2, 2012 1:03 AM EST
One of the richest athletes in the world is headed to prison.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will begin an 87-day jail sentence on Friday in Las Vegas. The boxer will be incarcerated on a domestic battery charge that dates back to September 2010. He pled guilty to the charge on Dec. 22, 2011.
Mayweather is hardly the first high-profile athlete to serves a jail sentence during his career. Numerous stars in the world of sports have had their careers derailed because of off-field issues. Mayweather was scheduled to surrender at 1:45 p.m. EDT.
Here are five other athletes who went to jail in the middle of their careers.
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The hockey player’s career was interrupted after just three years in the NHL because of his legal troubles. Danton was charged with conspiracy to commit murder on April 16, 2004. He eventually admitted to hiring a hitman to kill his agent, and was sentenced to 7.5 years in jail. The former Blues and Devils player served 63 months in prison, and was released on Sept. 11, 2009. Danton signed to play with the Coventry Blaze, an English hockey team, on May 20 of this year.
Vick was charged in July 2007 with operating an interstate dog fighting ring. On Aug. 24, he pled guilty to "Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to Sponsor a Dog in an Animal Fighting Venture." He was eventually sentenced to 23 months in prison, and was released on July 20, 2009. After spending two years out of the league, the quarterback signed with the Eagles in 2009.
After initially denying allegations of steroid use, the track and field star admitted to lying about using performance-enhancing drugs before the 2000 Summer Olympics. Jones was sentenced to six months in jail on Jan. 11, 2008 for lying to federal agents in the BALCO investigation. Jones was released from prison on Sept. 5 of that year.
The Giants wide out went from Super Bowl hero to being unemployed very quickly. Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg at a New York City night club on Nov. 28, 2008. He was suspended for the final four games of the season, including the playoffs. The wide receiver was sentenced to two years in prison on Aug. 20, 2009, and was released from jail on Jun 6, 2011. Burress played with the Jets in 2011 after missing two years of football.