CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Boxing star and Cincinnati native Adrien Broner ended up in jail after arriving late to his court appearance Tuesday.
Broner was scheduled to stand trial in connection with an alleged gambling dispute at the Madison Bowling Alley earlier this year. He is charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery.
After waiting more than an hour, Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman issued a warrant for Broner's arrest. The boxer eventually showed, but it was too late. Judge Ruehlman held Broner in contempt of court and ordered him jailed for 30 days.
Broner told the judge he had been ill and suspected someone "put something in my drink" the night before.
"He looks like he's drunk or hungover," said Judge Ruehlman. "To coin a little boxing phrase, you're not ducking this one."
Ruehlman said he would have considered dismissing the case had Broner appeared on time Tuesday.
"The world doesn't revolve around you. We don't wait three hours and 20 minutes for you," he told the boxer.
The charges stem from an alleged Jan. 21 confrontation in the Madison Bowl parking lot.
The lawsuit, filed by the victim, claims Broner lost thousands of dollars in bowling bets to the victim. Broner suggested they play one last game for a $6,000 wager, but the victim refused.
"At that time, Broner became upset and left the bowling alley," the lawsuit states. "When [victim] left the building around 3:00 a.m., Broner was waiting for Carson in the parking lot with approximately eight other individuals."
After demanding money, Broner allegedly punched the man in the face and neck, brandished a handgun then fled the scene.
The man claims his $10,000 in cash was missing when he regained consciousness.
Broner will be back in court on Aug. 17.