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Team Trout: He Tried to Break up Fight, Wasn’t Drinking

by David P. Greisman

Austin Trout’s trainer says the junior middleweight titleholder should not have been arrested early on New Year’s Day in Texas for suspicion of public intoxication.

“Austin says he was not drinking," Louie Burke was quoted as telling El Paso television station KVIA ABC-7. “He went out to eat, and an argument started at the table next to him. [Austin] tried to break up the fight. He did break up the fight actually. He asked the police officer what he was getting arrested for. He said, ‘Can you please give me a breathalyzer test?’ And the police denied him one.”

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.

Greg Cohen, Trout’s promoter, told Lem Satterfield of RingTV.com that Trout was released without being charged with a crime. El Paso County’s online court records did not yet show any cases listed for Trout as of later in the evening on Jan. 2.

Officers were called to the restaurant at about 2:30 a.m. for a report of a fight. Police said that 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 El Paso Times 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.

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 ddangerous on 01-03-2013

Hate to hear this. If Trout did engage in a alcohol-induced brawl, he should DEFINITELY know better. If he was indeed just trying to break up a fight, I commend him and hope he gets cleared.

Comment by Chuckguy on 01-03-2013

[QUOTE=DIB420;12884458]My thoughts exactly.... Arrested for being a black man in a resturant other than IHOP after midnight... The didn't formally charge him because they just found out that particular law they've been enforcing is not on the books.[/QUOTE] I agree…

Comment by Chuckguy on 01-03-2013

LMAO at all those saying Canelo is ducking Trout! he doesnt call his own shots you ignorant migdets!!!!!!! Golden Boy does and like any typical Mexican fighter canelo is a yes sir man who will never go against his promoters…

Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 01-03-2013

***** ass crackerz always tryna give a ***** a hunnid years.

Comment by richardt on 01-03-2013

[QUOTE=Davis40;12884379]Yeah but who the hell goes out at 3 am to eat if they're not drunk?[/QUOTE]He didn't go out at 3.........did anyone actually bother to read the article?

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