A video circulating around the internet has the boxing community believing that former world champion Adrien Broner was arrested in Atlanta.
It turns out Broner was in fact arrested after the video in question sees Broner being escorted out Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Georgia by police.
Fightful previously reported that it contacted Atlanta Police Department and was told by email that at the time of the initial report, there was no report on Broner’s arrest. Broner's arrest report was filed after Fightful's initial inquiry into the matter.
“At this time [we] are not locating a report for Mr. Broner,” Atlanta Police Department told Fightful.
TMZ confirmed that Broner was transported to Fulton County jail without incident. A woman had told police that she was inappropriately groped by Broner at a Louis Vuitton Store. According to the TMZ report, Broner denied the allegations but police believed they had enough evidence to arrest Broner for misdemeanor sexual battery. Broner was scheduled to face a judge around 9 AM local time on February 13.
Broner has been the subject of numerous brushes with the law in the past couple of years. In 2016, Broner was sentenced to 30 days in jail after missing his appointed trial time for a January 2016 incident outside of a Cincinnati bowling alley which saw him charged with felony assault and aggravated robbery charges. Last year, Broner was stopped by Kentucky police after crossing into the state in a bullet-riddled SUV. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer at the time, police linked Broner and the rented vehicle to reports of shots being fired on a street in Cincinnati, where 10 9-mm shell casings were found at the scene.
Broner is scheduled to fight on April 21 against Omar Figueroa Jr. in a WBC junior welterweight title eliminator. Broner last fought at Barclays Center last summer when he lost to current WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia.
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