Boxer Adrien Broner jailed for not showing up for Ohio trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — Boxer Adrien Broner was sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to show up for his scheduled trial on assault and robbery charges.

A court official confirmed Wednesday that a Hamilton County judge in Cincinnati sentenced the former WBA superlightweight champion on Tuesday after finding him in contempt of court. Broner showed up later Tuesday, telling the judge he had been sick. The judge said that wasn’t an excuse.

Broner was indicted in April on charges arising from a lawsuit filed by a man who accuses Broner of pointing a handgun at him during a dispute over gambling in January and knocking him unconscious.

Broner’s attorney, William Welsh, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

Welsh had told The Cincinnati Enquirer that Broner apologizes and accepts the ruling.

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