Adrien Broner was arrested in Kentucky early Sunday morning due to an outstanding warrant.
The “fugitive from another state” was brought in by Covington Police around 1 a.m and subsequently released on a $25,000 cash bond. Broner is expected to return to court on October 11 per the Kenton County Court documents.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, a warrant was issued in August for Broner’s arrest in Cuyahoga County after he violated his probation sentencing. The former boxing champion pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of assault and unlawful restraint in 2019.
Earlier this year Broner failed to appear at another probation violation hearing that resulted in his probation being extended for an extra year. The boxer was also ordered to enter an intensive outpatient treatment program back in April. By the end of August, Broner still hadn’t entered the treatment program triggering the issue of a warrant for his arrest.
According to Cuyahoga County jail, Broner faces up to six months in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
In February, Broner earned a very close decision win over Jovanie Santiago. It was a back-and-forth fight that many thought Santiago actually won. However, the judges gave it to Broner who expressed his desire to stay busy with at least two more fights in 2021 to help keep him out of trouble.
“Two mo’ [fights this year], three if I can,” Broner said during a post-fight press conference. Because if I don’t, you gotta think, bro. You gotta think. Listen, bro, if they don’t get me in the ring, I f— around and be fightin’ some mo’ cases, bro. I don’t know. Trouble just find me somehow. The only way I stay out of trouble is if I’m training, if I’m training, man.
“I don’t know why God got my life set up like this. I don’t know. I just try to make the best of it, man. I do. And right now, I’m in a mind state to stay focused on boxing,” Broner added. “And as long as I can do that, I’ll stay out of trouble. So, they just need to keep me fighting. I don’t give a f— if I fight next week. I just wanna fight.”
Unfortunately, Broner is yet to fight since making his comeback in the first quarter of 2021. And, as it so often does, trouble has found the troubled star.
Do you think Adrien Broner will be able to overcome his personal struggles and re-establish himself as a top level boxer?