Adrien Broner Arrested in Kentucky Driving Bullet Riddled SUV: Bad Boy on the Run
Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when them come for you?
Former world welterweight champion Adrien Broner has gotten himself arrested again, this time on Thursday, April 20, 2017, while fleeing Ohio into Kentucky because of a 2014 drunk driving warrant. Broner, whose ability to intentionally or unintentionally miss court dates has kept him afoul with the law, did it again. Broner’s excuse to the cops: “I’m rich!”
The white SUV Broner was driving when he was arrested on the Ohio DWI warrant in Covington, Kentucky was pock marked with bullet holes from the night before. Broner claimed his SUV was shot up as he left a Cincinnati bar the night before. Unknown assassins had attempted to kill him. Bullet shell casings were found at the bar by police.
Broner, who does not know how to keep his mouth shut, avoid arguments or stay out of trouble, evidently still has some enemies with scores which can only be settled by sending from this world to the next. No end to Broner’s troubles are apparently in sight. What Broner needs is competent legal representation to insure his rights are protected, he gets good advice, he appears in court when scheduled to do so, he receives counseling, and avoids further troubles with the law.
This reporter has spoken Broner in the past, after Broner defended his world title recently, but forfeited it when he weighed in a half a pound overweight, and did not reweigh in afterwards. Nor did Broner even try to lose the weight. In many cases, the fighter only has to sit in the weigh in room for an hour or so, use the bathroom as well, and can still make weight, rather than going out to eat a big meal and to rehydrate with lots of water. Broner evidently preferred the latter, which must be attributed to poor corner advice, as well as a lack of control and trust between the trainer, corner and the fighter.
Broner still has a bright future at 147 pounds. Broner is a big ticket seller and a big draw. The reasons are his flamboyant personality, popularity (both famous and infamous following), and propensity for ongoing troubles with the law. Broner probably will get a world title fight or regional title bout of some kind in the near future. Whether there is a world title in his future, or whether there are more gunshots in his future, leave Broner’s road ahead still uncertain. Rather than write another column in memory of a fighter, this reporter, who has spoken with Broner and offered sound advice in the past, offers up this logic: get sincere help, Adrien. Don’t get stupid. Adrien, please get proper legal advice and counseling now to make your personal situation and your career better, before it’s too late.
ADRIEN BRONER ARRESTED ON WARRANT IN A SHOT UP VAN
Cincinnati , OH (April 20th, 2017)– Professional boxer Adrien Broner was found in a vehicle riddled with bullets and arrested on an open warrant overnight, according to Cincinnati police.
The one-time four-division champion, who lives in Cincinnati, was booked into the Kenton County Detention Center at 1:18 a.m. and released at 5:10 a.m. after posting $503 bond, jail records show.
Broner, 28, is scheduled to appear in court April 27.
Covington police took him into custody overnight after stopping a white Chevrolet Suburban crossing into Kentucky, according to police.
The Suburban had been shot about eight times.
Cincinnati police had received several reports shortly before of shots fired around West McMillan Street and West McMillan Avenue.
Broner was found behind the wheel of the rented Suburban. He told police an unknown suspect followed him from the G’Moni’s Bar on Queen City Avenue.
As they approached West McMillan Street, the suspect fired several rounds, striking his vehicle approximately eight times, according to Broner’s account to police.
Broner was not hurt.
Covington police arrested him on an open warrant from 2014 on alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct charges and the SUV was held for investigation.
Police located a crime scene in the area of the original shots fired call.
Ten 9mm shell casings were recovered.
This is the latest encounter with police for Broner.
He was in and out of court last year on felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges related to a gambling dispute that were eventually dismissed when the victim failed to appear in court twice.
Broner was arrested in January 2016 over the alleged confrontation in the Madison Bowl parking lot.
Enquirer media partner Fox19 provided this report.