Adrien Broner stood by his word as the former WBC lightweight champ turned himself on Monday for charges of felony assault and aggravated robbery, but was then later released after paying a $100,000 bail bond.
ESPN reported that the charges stemmed from an incident that took place on the early morning of Jan. 21 outside a bowling alley in Cincinnati. It was reported that Broner assaulted a man at gunpoint and took $12,000 from the victim. It was learned that the money was from Broner, who lost it to the victim after losing on a bet. According to authorities, Broner knocks the victim unconscious and ran off with the money.
Nicknamed “The Problem,” Broner check in with the Cincinnati Police around 9:31 am, but was late released after he set bail. To prove he was released, Broner posted on his social media account that he was out and was with his mother.
“Time to turn myself in…I love all the support you people been giving me,” Broner stated before turning himself in.
Then around 11:20 pm, Broner posted that he is out on bail.
“The let me out y’all,” Broner said.
Prior to turning himself, Broner fought and overwhelmed Ashley Theophane with a knockout in the ninth round of their scheduled 12 rounder which was the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. He was supposed to defend his title, but was stripped of him a day prior to the event because of not being able to meet the required weight limit.
With the win, Broner now sports a 32-2 win-loss record with 22 wins via knockout. The fight has some bumps along the way as the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission would not allow Broner to fight not unless he gave an assurance letter from his lawyers and from the Hamilton County that he will turn himself in after the fight.
TMZ reported that after posting bail, Broner posted pictures of him together with his mother. Broner will have his arraignment at the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati, where he will be asked to enter a plea.
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