Former world champion Broner nabbed by police after they found him in shot-up SUV
TROUBLED boxer Adrien Broner has been arrested amid claims he was found in a bullet-ridden car following a gun attack.
Former world champion Broner was taken into custody after officers discovered him in a ‘shot-up’ SUV overnight.
Broner, 27, is one of the most controversial boxers in America having emerged onto the scene as a prodigy of Floyd Mayweather.
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But his career has gone into a downward spiral since winning for world titles, and now faces a new challenge.
Broner was arrested by police in Covington, Cincinnati, on an open warrant and was released on bail after posting a 503 dollar bond.
He was driving a rented Chevrolet Suburban and was stopped by police as he tried to cross into Kentucky.
Officers had been responding to reports of gun-fire in the local area, and when they searched Broner’s car they found as many as eight bullet holes.
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The fighter told police he had been followed by an unknown attacker as he left the G-Money bar in the city.
Broner then claimed in his police interview that the assailant then fired several shots at him, hitting the car, though he escaped unhurt.
A search of the area later found 10 9mm bullet shells on the floor close to where Broner claimed he had been shot at.
It is not the first time Broner has experienced a brush with the law, having been arrested in January 2016 over an alleged bust-up over a gambling dispute.
Broner was charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery following the incident in a bowling alley parking lot, before the charges were dropped after the victim failed to attend two court hearings.
Broner is currently trying to rebuild a career that started to huge acclaim when he first burst onto the scene.
He is a former world champion at junior lightweight, lightweight, welterweight and super-lightweight – and Ring Magazine once rated him as the fifth best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.