CINCINNATI -- A Hamilton County judge ordered professional boxer Adrien Broner to serve his full 30-day sentence in jail, despite the boxer's request to get out early to make an upcoming fight.
Broner was a no-show for court last week, but he eventually showed up and was jailed for contempt of court. On Thursday, a judge revealed that Broner showed up "three hours late and drunk" on the 19th, the day of his trail.
He was ordered to spend 30 days in jail for contempt, but Broner's lawyer argued for a reduced sentence so that the boxer could prepare for an October fight.
Broner was initially charged with robbery and assault in January.
Christopher Carson of West Chester Township said Broner beat him up in the parking lot of Madison Bowl in Oakley in January. Carson said the boxing star lost thousands of dollars to him on bets over the course of an evening, according to a lawsuit filed last month in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.
Carson alleges Broner then beat him up in the parking lot when he went outside, threatened him with a handgun and eventually knocked him unconscious.
When he woke up, he was missing $10,000 -- $8,000 he'd won from Broner and $2,000 he'd arrived with -- and Broner was gone, the lawsuit states.
Carson didn't call police that night, his lawsuit states, but he was treated an emergency room for his injuries.
The lawsuit accuses Broner of assault, battery, civil theft and intentional infliction of emotional distress for the January incident.
Broner's criminal history includes charges of robbery (2010 and 2007), aggravated robbery (2007), felonious assault (2007), gun charges (2007 and 2008), domestic violence (2008), intimidation of a witness (2008) and battery (2013). All charges, with the exception of the battery charge from Florida, came from Hamilton County.
Court documents obtained by WCPO said the most recent accusations made against Broner is corroborated by video and witnesses.
"Broner struck [Christopher] Carson in the face with a closed fist causing injury. Broner then retrieved a handgun from his vehicle, approached the victim, demanded money, then struck Carson in the face with a closed first a second time, this time causing Carson to be rendered unconscious. Broner was then observed taking money out of Carson's pockets while he was unconscious before fleeing the scene."
In court Thursday, the judge said he hopes the 30-day sentence will help Broner "learn from his mistake."