Adrien Broner was ordered to spend 30 days in jail after he failed to show up in court for a scheduled trial.
The 26-year-old professional boxer was scheduled to appear in court for a trial stemming from charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery back in January for an incident outside of an Ohio bowling alley.
When he didn’t appear in court at the scheduled time Tuesday morning, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman found Broner in contempt of court and a warrant was issued for the boxer’s arrest. Broner did eventually arrive but Ruehlman didn’t relent on his position and the jail sentence was still intact.
People in the courtroom described Broner as looking sick and the former world champion told the judge that he believed someone had “put something” in his drink. His attorney also conveyed that Broner looked “very ill” but didn’t oppose the judge’s ruling.
On Monday, Broner took to Twitter to suggest that he would be changing his life.
Broner was reportedly in talks to face Manny Pacquiao later this year. However, Bob Arum suggested that Broner’s asking price was too high and Pacquiao will instead look at other options. [Yahoo Sports]