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Boxing Champion Adrian Broner Sentenced to 30 Days In Jail



Onetime world-champion boxer Adrien Broner was ordered Tuesday to spend 30 days in jail, after he didn’t show up for a scheduled trial.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman found Broner, 26, in contempt of court.
Broner was scheduled to stand trial Tuesday morning on charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery in connection with a Jan. 21 incident outside Madison Bowl. He had been free on bond since being charged.
When Broner didn’t appear in court, Ruehlman issued a warrant for his arrest. Broner did eventually show up around noon, but Ruehlman still imposed the jail sentence.
Broner, who people in the courtroom said looked to be ill, told Ruehlman that "somebody put something in my drink" the previous night. He added: "I don't even drink. I didn't drink last night."
"You don't look well. You look like you have a hangover," Ruehlman said, according to a transcript of the hearing.
"I have been sick all morning," Broner responded. "When I finally got well, I called my lawyer."
"It's not a good excuse," Ruehlman said. "He looks like he's drunk or hungover. To coin a little boxing phrase – you're not ducking this one."
Broner's attorney, Will Welsh, told The Enquirer that Broner accepts the judge’s ruling.
“He certainly apologizes and understands why the judge was upset,” Welsh said in an interview.
Court documents say Broner pointed a handgun at a West Chester man during a betting dispute over $14,000 and then knocked him unconscious. The incident has also led to a lawsuit against Broner, who lives in Cincinnati.
In a Twitter post Monday, Broner said: “Today will be the DAY I change everything about my lifestyle at this point of my life #AboutBillions.”

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