Boxing legend Adrien Broner is now a wanted man after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest after he failed to show up for a hearing in his Las Vegas battery case.
The sports personality is claiming, however, that it was just a huge misunderstanding.
The four-time champion in multiple divisions was caught on video back in September shoving a woman and then punching a man in the face as he erupted in a wild outburst on the Vegas strip.
Broner was cited for battery. He was also ordered to appear in court on Monday but he failed to attend the hearing, forcing the judge to issue a warrant against him instead.
Entertainment site TMZ reported that they reached out to the controversial boxer for his side on the case. Broner told the site that he wasn’t aware of the hearing schedule, and that had he known about it, he would surely have made an appearance.
Broner’s claim may not be far from the truth as court records show the summons that he was supposed to receive was returned to the court because it was not “deliverable as addressed.” It is not clear now who is exactly at fault for the glitch.
Broner’s camp is trying to clarify matters with the court now. Pending any agreement between the two sides, however, the warrant on the boxer remains active, and he can still be arrested.
Back in September, the boxing legend took to social media after his wild Vegas rampage pleading for help, triggering huge concerns and fears from his family and friends about his mental state. He said in one message: “Life is too short for all these f*** ups. No support SMH and I know I got problems I just need help.”
Broner had previous brushes with the law and has recent struggles with his career as well. He lost a match to Mikey Garcia recently.