Adrien Broner will serve two years of probation. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
By Mark Elezaj
Adrian Broner will serve two years of probation after pleading guilty to two charges after forcibly kissing a woman at a Cleveland nightclub back in June, according to Cleveland.com.
Broner, 29, was accused of sexual imposition and abduction, both felonies. He instead plead guilty to assault and unlawful restraint, which are both misdemeanors.
The former champion was also fined $1,000 and ordered to reimburse the victim more than $4,200 in medical bills.
“While confident in a successful outcome at trial, Mr. Broner opted to accept the significantly reduced misdemeanor plea so that he could immediately return to focus on his professional career free from further distraction,” Ian Friedman, Broner’s attorney, said in a statement, according to Cleveland.com.
According to the women’s complaint, she stated that she went to a downtown Cleveland nightclub with a friend following Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals.
While at the nightclub, Broner came over, “out of nowhere,” laid on her and began to forcibly kiss her on the neck and mouth. The woman’s friend tried to pull him off of her, but she was unable to get Broner to move. Broner only moved when a fan came up to him ready to take a photo, the woman told police.
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Broner was last seen in a boxing ring in January, losing to Manny Pacquiao, making him to 0-2-1 in his past three fights. He currently does not have another fight scheduled.
~ The Fighting Voice ~