According to Cleveland.com, a judge in Cleveland threw four division world champion Adrien Broner in jail for a probation violation.
During a Tuesday hearing, the judge determined that Broner failed to enroll in an alcohol treatment program as part of his court-ordered probation for assaulting a woman at a night club.
Broner's legal troubles don't end there. He has to appear at another hearing on October 26 in the same court, where another judge will decide whether to hold him in contempt for failing to cooperate with a civil lawsuit the woman filed against him. In that case, an arrest warrant was issued after Broner failed to show up for his deposition this summer, was absent at a contempt hearing and failed to cooperate with discovery orders.
The 32-year-old fighter was recently arrested in Kentucky over bench warrants in each case.
In the criminal action, the woman accused Broner of forcibly kissing her at a Cleveland nightclub in 2018. He faced several felony charges, but ultimately pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault and received probation.
In 2020, he was sent to jail seven days for a probation violation, because police arrested him on a DUI charge in Florida.
The woman would hire a lawyer and filed a civil suit against Broner, who never showed up to any of the proceedings or hired a lawyer to defend his interests.
The woman was able to receive a default judgement - with the judge ordering Broner to pay her more than $800,000 in damages.
Broner has yet to pay and is now appealing the decision to the 8th District Court of Appeals.
The woman's lawyer has filed paperwork to garnish Broner’s wages to satisfy the judgement.
After more than two years of inactivity, Broner returned to the ring back in February and won a unanimous decision over Jovanie Santiago.