Austin Trout Arrested, Accused of Public Intoxication

by David P. Greisman

Junior middleweight titleholder Austin Trout was arrested early in the morning on New Year’s Day in Texas “on suspicion of public intoxication,” according to the El Paso Times.

Trout was one of a handful of people arrested at 4:30 a.m. at a restaurant; he was put behind bars at 8:50 a.m. and set free on bail at 11 a.m., according to the newspaper.

Police were called to the restaurant for a report of a fight. Witnesses identified Trout and three other people as being involved. While speaking to those allegedly involved, officers smelled alcohol and noticed “slurred speech and unsteady balance,” according to the article, which cited the police report.

The 27-year-old New Mexico resident is coming off the biggest win of his career: a December unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto that took place at Madison Square Garden and headlined a Showtime main event. The victory brought Trout’s record to 26-0 with 14 knockouts.

Greg Cohen, who is Trout’s promoter, told Steve Kim of that the charge is “ridiculous.”

“We’ll work vigorously to have this incident be taken off the record,” Cohen was quoted as saying, according to a posting by Kim on Twitter.

El Paso County’s online court records did not yet show any cases listed for Trout as of early in the evening on Jan. 2.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dudey on 01-04-2013

[quote=Young Money] Headline: "Trout drinks like fish" [/quote] Haha, good one [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by KRAFTSMAN on 01-04-2013

I knew Trout didn't really want the fight. He wasn't balking about the Canelo cancellation.

Comment by Spray_resistant on 01-04-2013

Its no biggie and Trout is not going up the river so Canelo will have to find some other way to duck him.

Comment by 12TRIBEsRiSe on 01-04-2013

[QUOTE=Vic123;12881497]Wow what a drunk has no respect for the sport of boxing I hope canelo knocks this drunk clown out[/QUOTE] ?????????????????????

Comment by ddangerous on 01-04-2013

[QUOTE=Pan-Africanist;12881567]Welcome to West Texas. Trout is a big black male with a white ***** on his arm. Some would say he had it coming. In W. Texas a black male has a 12 oclock curfew. I was arrested once on…

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