Adrien “The Problem” Broner was arrested early Thursday morning for an open warrant for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) in Cincinnati after he was found by police in the driver’s seat of a shot-up SUV.
Broner, who was unharmed in the incident, told police that he had been followed out of the G-Money Bar by an unknown suspect, who fired “several” rounds with his vehicle being struck eight times, according to police reports obtained by the Cincinnati Enquirer. He was booked at 1:18 a.m. and released at 5:10 a.m. after posting $503 bond.
Police found 10 shell casings at the crime scene and have kept the SUV for further investigation.
This isn’t the first run-in Broner has had with the police recently. He had charges dropped for alleged felonious assault and aggravated robbery stemming from an incident at a bowling alley over a gambling dispute when the accuser failed to show up for two court dates. In the ring, Broner’s once-promising career has failed to live up to expectations.
Long compared to Floyd Mayweather — once his mentor, now his rival in verbal sparring — for his similarity in defensive style and propensity for trash talking and flaunting his wealth, Broner has struggled to hold titles. After being stripped of his WBA super lightweight title in 2016 for not making weight against Ashley Theophane, Broner has fought only one time since in a split decision victory over Adrian Granados back in February.