Bowling For Dollars With Adrien Broner: Portrait of a Knucklehead

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By Arne K. Lang

On Thursday afternoon, March 24, news outlets in Cincinnati confirmed that an arrest warrant had been issued for Adrien Broner on charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery. The story was broken earlier that day by TMZ Sports, a tentacle of the multi-media TMZ celebrity gossip empire.

The charges relate to an incident outside a Cincinnati bowling alley in the early morning hours on January 21. According to the police report, Broner was bowling for high stakes with a man identified as Christopher Carson. He lost $8,000, all the cash that he had with him, and then lost another $6,000 that he wagered on credit.

Carson told police that when he left the bowling alley he was accosted by Broner who was with a group of eight people. Broner allegedly displayed a handgun and then knocked Carson unconscious while Carson was holding his hands up. In his report, Carson asserted that when he woke up he was missing $12,000 that he had on his person.

Broner is scheduled to defend his WBA “Super World” super lightweight title against Ashley Theopane at the DC Armory in Washington, DC on Friday, April 1 in a bout that will be televised on Spike TV. It isn’t known if that bout will be allowed to go forward.

Adrien Broner (31-2, 23 KOs) won his first 27 fights. During this run, he won world titles in three weight divisions while drawing comparisons to Floyd Mayweather Jr. “He has everything in his armory: power, speed, technical finesse and sublime defensive skills,” wrote Des Kelly of the London Daily Mail after Broner destroyed Gavin Rees, a Welshman, at Atlantic City in February of 2013.

The comparisons with Mayweather went beyond the ring. Akin to Mayweather, Broner became a poster boy for objectionable behavior. His nickname, “The Problem,” took on a new meaning, as in “problem child.”

Broner used sexually abusive language toward women during the run-up to his bout with Paulie Malignaggi, a bout that Broner won via split decision. He insulted Mexicans in his post-fight interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray after out-pointing Carlos Molina. That drew a reprimand from the Nevada Athletic Commission which told him to tone things down. More recently, he appeared in a video that showed him throwing money at a Walmart cashier and throwing money from a moving vehicle.

This isn’t Broner’s first brush with the legal system. In May of 2012, he was charged with misdemeanor assault for punching a man in the face. The case was dismissed when the victim failed to show up in court.

Broner’s reputation as a boxer took a big hit when he was out-pointed by Marcos Maidana, a 5/1 underdog. His reputation took a bigger hit when he was widely out-pointed by Shawn Porter. He spent most of the fight back-pedaling and had a point deducted for excessive holding. Broner, who closed the favorite vs. Porter, talked the talk, but couldn’t walk the walk. His next walk may be into a prison cell.

We will update this story as more news becomes available.

 

 

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-Radam G :

Good informative copy about one of the most knuckleheaded professional boxers of recent times. Bonehead -- I Mean Broner -- is penitentiary bound. Maybe even death. Dude is textbook ratchet and death-wish knuckleheaded. He is likely clinically depressed and bipolar. Where are you, Doc M-cola? What is your diagnose? Holla!


-stormcentre :

Perfect combination of photo and thread title; "Portrait of a Knucklehead". Love it !!!! Theatre of life. My God, Broner has been entertaining. But . . just not in the ring and/or - if it was there - as he expected. :) :)


-miguel1 :

If this guy was white, he would be "white trash". LOL. What i find funny is that $12k in a bowling alley in Ohio is what he is going to go down for. ANd dont tell me it was an easy night, etc lol it seems like the $12k became a big deal. It is so small time sounding. They are felonies he is charged with, I wonder if he can make bail and still fight or if he is done for April 1st. If they set it at $250,000 can he even make that kind of scratch? For all his talk $12k is a nice used Chevy folks. I have to admit however, that in his latest rant on youtube Broner said Floyd Joy was hitting his "baby momma like he was hitting Cotto" was beautiful.


-stormcentre :

If this guy was white, he would be "white trash". LOL.
What i find funny is that $12k in a bowling alley in Ohio is what he is going to go down for. ANd dont tell me it was an easy night, etc lol it seems like the $12k became a big deal. It is so small time sounding. They are felonies he is charged with, I wonder if he can make bail and still fight or if he is done for April 1st. If they set it at $250,000 can he even make that kind of scratch? For all his talk $12k is a nice used Chevy folks. I have to admit however, that in his latest rant on youtube Broner said Floyd Joy was hitting his "baby momma like he was hitting Cotto" was beautiful.
Beautifully said M1. Like AK47 said . . . . . . ""Portrait of a Knucklehead"". Not that you'd know it from that above photo of Broner. Effectively Broner will be taking a serious hit in the wallet1 (from fines), ring (both types), he will possibly also go to jail2, and did I mention how burning his wallet3 will be (lawyer's fees) ??? . . . . Just for $12K . . . . Which means . . . . . . . . Just for his ego. Someone please try and tell me this is not the very same reason why Broner's boxing performances to date quite literally pale into significance when compared to those he delivers verbally.

Dude better shave that beard if the above point number 2 comes into a reality. As there's a lot of cats in there always looking for fresh, new, and wet holes. The fact that Broner's is always open and has hair around all the edges . . will not make it any less appealing; "come" shower time. And despite the fact that Broner may be a boxer, some of those boys in there like to play rough and in numbers. Therefore, at the end of the day there's only so much one swinging GangstaDick can do with his own 3 inch shooter, and it's 70KG chassis.

:) Add to it all . . . . . As that all "goes down"; it may not necessarily be all happy Mondays, sunshine, rainbows, and flowers on the outside either. You see . . . . . Last time I checked, most of those good time girlies - you know the ones . . . . like those that seem to gravitate towards "Gangstas" like Broner - seem to somehow, always, vaporize into the (same) thin air (from which they lean on to think) whenever any single instance of the above points 1 - 3 take place. So all up . . . Yep . . transactionally, reproductively, promotionally, legally, futuristically, career wise, and in every other sense . . . . . GenuisGangsta move. James Kirkland and Ayala would be proud.

In fact, it's so cleverly hilarious that it almost reminds me of Zab's ""No Rematch Necessary . . . . as Winner Takes All"" comments before Tszyu V Judah. Themselves, a year or so later, tragically leading to hilarious full page advertisements - paid for by Zab (which, possibly providing a mock defence for Judah's $240,000 owed back child support today) - within several USA press releases . . . . that pretty much carried all the objectives of garnering support for a Tszyu V2 Judah rematch whilst exhibiting the blunt hallmarks of a post KO victim begging for another chance. Talk about knock outs. That was one for the ages. Talk about knock outs that change your life. Even without considering the recent and pertinent events this forum is currently discussing about a certain said person . . . .


->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25552-Zab-Judah-and-Promoter-Roy-Englebrecht-Ask-For-Leniency-At-Their-Disciplinary-Hearing

One could (very) reasonably mount the argument that that one - at least metaphorically - knocked its target out for life.

Back to Broner. My God this is tragically funny . . . . . . just for all the wrong reasons.
Storm. :) :)


-miguel1 :

In terms of things being unusual, it is weird that they waited 2 months to put the warrant out or at least for it to get public. Also, no official show cancellation as of yet. Could this all be the men with the smoke and mirrors? Seems like dumb publicity with those particular charges, but he is so gangsta....


-Radam G :

In terms of things being unusual, it is weird that they waited 2 months to put the warrant out or at least for it to get public. Also, no official show cancellation as of yet. Could this all be the men with the smoke and mirrors? Seems like dumb publicity with those particular charges, but he is so gangsta....
The delay was because Broner is a celebrity in Ohio. So the powers that be had to verify da real real and cross the T's and dot the I's. Weirdos and wackos make nutty allegations against celebrities all the time. As a kid, I remember all the bowling lane lies against Aaron "Hawk Time" Pryor. Bowling alleys in Ohio and Nevada are crazy with bulljive about pugs doing diz, dat and da third. Holla!


-miguel1 :

ttt for stormy


-stormcentre :

Thanks M1.
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?25629-Broner-and-Theophane-Apparently-On-For-Friday&p=95689&viewfull=1#post95689 :) :)