Former four division world champion Adrien Broner was booked into Atlanta's Fulton County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery early Tuesday morning, according to several reports and confirmed by jail records.
The 28-year-old was scheduled to appear before a judge at 9 a.m. Tuesday, TMZ Sports reports. Police told TMZ that a woman has accused Broner of inappropriately groping her at the Lenox Square shopping center.
Last April, police pulled Broner over in an SUV riddled with bullet holes in Covington, Kentucky, and arrested him on an open warrant for a 2014 public intoxication charge.
That was less than three weeks after he pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery and felonious assault when a man accused him of assaulting him outside Madison Bowl in Oakley.
Black Sports Online spoke with the Atlanta Police Department and were given the following statement - "On February 12, 2018 Atlanta Police Units were dispatched to 3393 Peachtree Road in reference to a sexual battery. Upon arrival, units spoke with the victim who advised that she had been inappropriately groped by a male later identified as Mr. Adrien Broner. Mr. Broner denied the accusations and after being interviewed was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and transported to Fulton County Jail without incident. At this time there is no additional information to provide regarding this case."
Late last year, a video surfaced of Broner knocking an unknown individual out on the strip of Las Vegas. A summons for battery was issued in the incident.
Broner's criminal history also includes charges of robbery (2010 and 2007), aggravated robbery (2007), felonious assault (2007), gun charges (2007 and 2008), domestic violence (2008), intimidation of a witness (2008) and battery (2013).
Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) is scheduled to headline a Showtime televised main event on April 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is set to face former world champion Omar Figueroa. It will be Broner's first bout since losing a twelve round unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia last July, at the same Brooklyn venue.
There is no word if the changes will in any way affect the upcoming contest with Figueroa.
Recently, Broner had promised to change his entire career around and stay away from trouble as an effort to turn his life around. He began training with Kevin Cunningham as a way to polish up his skills and go through a tough camp, as a loss to Figueroa could spell the end of his career as a headliner.