Adrien Broner was arrested on Monday in Atlanta for sexual misconduct, TMZ reported. The former boxing champion allegedly assaulted a woman in a shopping mall.
Police arrived at Atlanta’s Lenox Square mall on Monday night after a woman claimed that Broner had “inappropriately groped her,” officials told TMZ. While Broner denied the accusation, the cops thought there was sufficient evidence to apprehend him for misdemeanor sexual battery. He was due in court on Tuesday around 9 a.m. EST.
Monday’s episode is the latest in a series of outside-the-ring disasters for Broner. Back in September, video footage surfaced of what appeared to be Broner shoving a woman and punching a man in Las Vegas. Then, in January, at a Showtime boxing event, Broner insulted a room full of the top boxers in the world. Previously, in 2014, he also faced an open warrant for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Separate charges of domestic violence, intimidating a witness, and robbery were eventually dismissed.
He’s also shared some inner turmoil with the public in the past. In late 2016, he took to Instagram, hinting that he may commit suicide. It got to the point where the police had to check in on Broner to make sure he wasn’t a threat to himself. They eventually confirmed he was OK.
Floyd Mayweather seemed to take on a mentor-mentee relationship with Broner in 2017, leading up to Broner’s fight with Mikey Garcia; Mayweather and Broner's relationship doesn’t seem to be bearing any fruit. We’re just no longer surprised when Broner does or says something that calls attention to himself.