Sunday, July 31, 2016

Adrien Broner Jailed For 30 Days Spending His Birthday Behind Bars After Judge Calls Him A Tardy Drunkard


Adrien Broner post on Instagram website
Beleaguered boxer, Adrien Broner, showed up to a court hearing late on July 20, 2016 and was promptly jailed for being late. The former four time world champion boxer, who lost his title for failing to make weight in his last fight, in on trial on assault and robbery charges. Broner, who is struggling with substance abuse problems, was tardy and informed the judge he has been feeling sick, as someone put something in his drink the night before. 

Judge Ruehlman showed Broner no sympathy on his claim of illness stating, "You don't look well. You look like you have a hangover." Broner stated to the judge, "I have been sick all morning. When I finally got well I called my lawyer." The judge responded, "It's not a good excuse. He looks like he's drunk or hungover. To coin a little boxing phrase - you're not ducking this one." Broner was hit with a contempt of court charge and sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Post on Adrien Broner's Instagram page requesting the public write to him in jail
The Judiciary Report has been stating Broner needs to go to rehab. However, until he sees the urgency of getting help for his substance abuse issues he, his health, his family and career will continue to suffer. Broner has boxing talent and could achieve a lot more in boxing, but that's not going to happen if he is constantly behind bars. Broner has received title shots and other big fights that most boxers dream of, but keeps taking it for granted. There are so many boxers who wish they had the opportunities he does, but he is throwing them away and in the prime of his career.

Broner needs to take a good look at the people in his circle. A number of them are still involved in crime and violence. They sometimes influence him to do the wrong thing. I know Broner doesn't like being corrected, but what's bad about telling him he has a lot of potential, a lovely family and a chance to do big things in his career, if he would just gets help for his addictions and stay out of trouble.

Adrien Broner sentenced to prison for arriving late to court
Wednesday July 20th, 2016 - Junior welterweight champion Adrien Broner was sentenced to 30 days in prison on Wednesday for arriving late to his scheduled trial appearance. Broner was due in court on Tuesday for assault and robbery charges, but failed to arrive on time, telling a judge he had been feeling sick. He was found to be in contempt of court. Here is a transcript of what was said in court, from the The Cincinnati Enquirer: 

“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.”...