After nearly three years of being accused of driving inebriated, Errol Spence Jr. has pled guilty to the infraction.
Errol was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the life-threatening high-speed accident. He was ejected from the seat of his Ferrari in the incident.
According to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, the boxer pleaded guilty last week. He was sentenced to three days in prison.
According to TMZ Sports, he was given credit for three days that he had previously served.
Despite the horrific nature of the incident, Spence Jr. was unharmed. The statement that was released at the time read:
“Errol Spence Jr, IBF & WBC unified welterweight world champion, was involved in a serious, single-car accident in Dallas early Thursday morning and is being treated at a Dallas-area hospital.”
“Spence is awake and responding and his condition is listed as stable. He did not sustain any broken bones or fractures, but has some facial lacerations. He is expected to make a full recovery.”
“He is currently resting with his family by his side. They want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes and are extremely grateful to the Dallas first responders who rushed to the scene to attend to Errol after the accident and the doctors who are taking care of him at the hospital.”
After his sentencing, Errol Spence Jr. denounced inebriated driving in a statement.
Spence Jr. admitted to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] as a consequence of the incident.
“When I was driving I would have like different flashes of a car running into me,” he said on The Good Fight with Kate Abdo.
“Or I’d be at a red light and I’d just have flashes of cars hitting me and getting into car crashes all the time. It was when I’m just driving down the street or at a red light or anything.”
“PTSD is definitely a real thing because I was having flashes all the time about getting in accidents. I still have them sometimes when I’m driving.”
Spence continued, “My mum and my manager actually wanted me to see a psychiatrist.
“I seen one for a day and then I went, ‘Nah, this ain’t for me.’ I’m not good at telling somebody else my business.”