by David P. Greisman
Lightweight titleholder Adrien Broner was indeed arrested on Monday in Miami Beach, according to a staffer who answered a call to that city’s police department. Broner was charged with battery, the police said.
This matches up with information on a booking photo from the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department website that Broner posted on his Instagram account before apparently removing it, showing his mugshot, a booking time of 10:13 a.m. and a bond amount of $1,500.
The police staffer said she could not provide any further information, including exactly where and when Broner was arrested.
The Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department’s “inmate in custody search” feature no longer showed Broner as being in police custody.
“They tried to keep a nigga locked down in MIA,” Broner wrote on Twitter at about 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, linking to the Instagram photo that is no longer online.
The 23-year-old fighter is coming off a February win over Gavin Rees that brought his record to 26-0 with 22 knockouts. He is expected to face welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi in his next bout, potentially in June.
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