12/22/2011 12:12 pm ET

Floyd Mayweather Jail Sentence: Other Notable Athletes Who Have Served Time Behind Bars (PHOTOS)

On Wednesday, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced to 90 days in prison for domestic violence and harassment.

The sentencing will place Mayweather behind bars and put him among a long list of athletes who have gone from the playing field to the prison yard.

We compiled a slideshow of some of the more notable athletes who have served prison time. Not surprisingly, those who participated in more violent sports, such as boxing and football, tended to appear on the list more frequently.

Browse below to see a compilation of some very famous and possibly even more infamous professional athletes who have served time in prison.