Broner allegedly choked waitress, police say
Adrien Broner’s retreat to Las Vegas to hang with buddy Floyd Mayweather Jr. after his suicide scare has led to more problems.
Broner was cited for misdemeanor battery for allegedly putting his hands around a waitress’ neck at a Vegas night spot, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer for Public Information Larry Hadfield.
The incident took place around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning at Drai’s nightclub located inside The Cromwell Casino, officer Hadfield told RingTV.com. Broner was given a citation and released, Hadfield said. Broner wasn’t arrested because the Vegas police don’t arrest for misdemeanors for incidents that occur outside of an officer’s presence unless it’s for a DUI or something like domestic violence, which is a mandatory arrest, he said.
Broner will have to return to court in a couple months, though the officer didn’t know his specific date. The gossip site TMZ reported that Broner told the waitress, “Bitch, I will knock you out,” during the incident. Broner, a former four-division champion, proclaimed his innocence, TMZ said.
The incident is just the latest difficulty for Broner, who was arrested for felonious assault and aggravated robbery for an incident that allegedly happened outside a bowling alley in January. Fortunately for Broner, the special prosecutor’s star witness — the alleged victim — failed to show to court on four different occasions and the charges were dropped last month.
Broner allegedly assaulted the man and fleeced him of $12,000, allegedly pulling a gun on him. The Cincinnati native spent 30 days in jail on July 19 for failing to appear for a scheduled hearing. Broner posted a string of frightening and cryptic messages on social media last week that suggested he was thinking of committing suicide. A few days later, he was palling around with Mayweather in Las Vegas. He is currently in negotiations to face junior welterweight titleholder Ricky Burns.
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