Adrien Broner sentenced to week in Cleveland jail
The out of the ring troubles continued for former four division World Champion Adrien Broner, as on Wednesday he was sentenced to seven days in jail in a Cleveland courtroom in connection with violation of his probation from previous sexual assault charges and recent DUI arrest.
Cleveland.com had the story Wednesday afternoon, as Broner was sentenced in Cuyahoga County Court and led away by deputies shortly after the court session:
Earlier, Judge Sherry Miday told the 31-year-old Broner that she hoped this would be “a wake-up call” to him after he was arrested back in March on DUI charges in Miami in his latest controversy.
We wrote then about Broner’s troubles with the law in South Florida, as his arrests have outnumbered his fights recently. He was taken into custody in Miami Beach in the wee hours of Saturday morning March 14th and released on $1,000 bond later that day.
Broner, 33-4-1, has had a myriad of legal troubles, including pleading guilty in April 2019 to two misdemeanor charges in connection with a June 2018 assault of a woman in a Cleveland nightclub. As part of the plea agreement, Broner got a suspended six months jail sentence, was placed on probation for two years, and he also faced a fine from the court and had to reimburse the victim for over $4,000 in her medical bills.
The victim also sued Broner, who never retained counsel and never contested her civil charges, and a Cleveland Civil Judge, Margaret Russo, awarded her $830,000 last December. The woman’s lawyers updated the judge in a motion earlier this month that Broner has not responded to document requests and failed to show up for scheduled depositions in that case.
Russo notified Broner Wednesday he has 28 days to respond to the motions before she considers ordering sanctions, which could include more jail time.
Broner told the court Wednesday that his wife has left him and that he needs help.
As for Broner’s ring accomplishments, he’s a four division World Champ from the 2010s, but was last in the ring over a year ago in a January 2019. That’s when he lost a lopsided 12 round decision (above) to Manny Pacquiao. And, having not won any of his last three fights over two years, he is clearly struggling to get a serious fight of any kind in the ring at this point, too.