Pro boxer Adrien Broner was arrested for sexual battery inside an Atlanta mall after a woman accused him of groping her inappropriately.
Former boxing champion Adrien Broner was arrested inside an Atlanta mall for allegedly assaulting a woman inside a local mall on Monday evening.
The alleged victim told police that she was groped inappropriately by Broner. This then led to the police interviewing Broner about the accusations that were being set fourth against him, which he denied. After the interview was complete, Broner was arrested and taken to jail for misdemeanor sexual battery charges.
His appearance in front of a judge was scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EST on the morning of February 13, 2018. There have been no addition details released or new charges laid. If there are charges laid against the four-time champion, it could impact his next scheduled fight, which is expected to take place on April 21 in New York against Omar Figueroa Jr.
Broner Has a History of Outside the Ring Issues
Only weeks ago, Adrien Broner insulted a room full of boxers at an event held in New York. Using derogatory language when referring to his fellow fighters, he was quoted as saying, “ I gotta go crazy, like, I been bulls****ing, and then they got me up here next to these muthaf****s and we gotta fight. I don’t like these muthaf****s, man, so don’t be fooled like we all cool. We still gotta fight.” He was pretty much stating that he could knock all the fighters in the room without any issues.
Then, back in September 2017, Broner was caught on video shoving a woman and punching a man in Las Vegas. That same month, Broner also posted messages videos on Instagram that were being interpreted as potential suicide note. The police were forced to check up on Broner to ensure he was in the right state of mind, which he was. The messages were later deleted.
In 2016, a year before the suicide scare, Broner was cited for misdemeanor battery at a Las Vegas nightclub for allegedly choking a waitress.
In another incident back in 2014, Broner had an open warrant for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. At one time he was also charged with domestic violence, intimidating a witness, and robbery; these charges were later dismissed.