Multi division champ Gervonta Davis has broken his silence from a Baltimore Jail after being ordered there Thursday for violating terms of his sentence on a hit and run plea agreement. And, suffice to say, Davis isn’t doing himself any favors by blaming the judge for his situation.
Davis took to Instagram Live on Sunday and promptly, began complaining about having been put in the Baltimore County Jail for having stayed somewhere other than what was agreed to for his 90 day home confinement sentencing on May 5th.
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“Man, I just want to say: let the people know that this judge is crazy, bro. The judge locked me up because basically I bought a property. Basically, I did everything in my power to listen to my lawyers,” Davis says while on a jail phone. “The home detention she give me (sic) to a tee. She’s mad that I bought a property. That’s why I’m sitting in jail. She said I shouldn’t have. She wanted me to be in an apartment- a one bed apartment.
“You know what I mean? I couldn’t take that. She wanted me to stay in a one bed apartment and I couldn’t even have my kids come visit me and things like that.”
I just want to spread light on this situation, because she is taking advantage of me…. it’s not right to me.”
As we wrote last week, Baltimore judge Althea Handy revoked Davis’ home confinement after what was described as an “impromptu hearing” on him violating the terms of his home confinement.
Handy had given Davis the home confinement sentence, as well as, three years probation and 200 hours of community service in lieu of him serving a 26-month jail sentence for pleading guilty to four charges in the November 2020 car accident in downtown Baltimore that injured four others in the other car he struck.
Other media reports in Baltimore from earlier last week said that Davis had purchased a $3 million dollar condo in the Baltimore area and this could be connected to his violation of home confinement. Davis was told by the judge on May 5th to have been only at the home of trainer Calvin Ford or at the gym that Ford runs in Baltimore to work out.
There were also media reports that Davis had spent at least one night at a downtown Baltimore hotel in clear violation of the home confinement agreement.
Davis’ comments from jail Sunday basically confirm that narrative about the condo and staying in other places were the reasons his home confinement was revoked. Davis’ lawyer Michael Tomko confirmed to the Baltimore media Thursday night that Handy had ordered Davis to remain in jail for the next 60 days of the home confinement sentence.
Davis was last in the ring in April when he knocked out fellow and beaten Ryan Garcia in a massive pay-per-view in Las Vegas in arguably the biggest win of his career. The victory improved Davis to 29-0, 27 KOs, inside the ring and was the biggest payday of his career. This, as the fight generated an over $20 million gate with over 1 million pay per views bought.
However, he knew that the May 5th sentencing was looming for his guilty plea to the charges in hit and run case and it was expected that Davis could get at least a year sentence for the felony guilty plea alone.
So, without question, he was given a legal “gift” of home confinement, instead. Something that he violated and ruined inside of 30 days. And, he obviously, isn’t making things any better by insulting the judge, who could still change the terms of the 26 month sentence she gave him.