As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, 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.
A unidentified woman accused Broner of inappropriately groping her at the Lenox Square shopping center.
Broner, 28-years-old, denied the accusation. He was taken to the Fulton County jail without incident. He was released Tuesday on a $2,000 surety bond.
A date of February 28 has been scheduled in state court for Broner, according to Fulton County sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan.
According to Broner, it was simply a false accusation from a fan who was angered that he didn't want to take a photo with her.
“I didn't touch nobody,” Broner told Channel 2 Action News as he left the jail Tuesday afternoon. “She wanted to take a picture and I didn’t want to take a picture.”
Broner is no stranger to legal incidents. 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.
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.