Lawsuit: Bowling bets led to beating by Broner

Posted at 12:01 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 00:01:22-04

CINCINNATI -- A West Chester Township man alleges Adrien Broner beat him up in the parking lot of a Cincinnati bowling alley after 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.

Christopher Carson's lawsuit accuses Broner of assault, battery, civil theft and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Carson said he'd first met Broner about two years ago, and they'd sometimes take part in "team bowling" session at Madison Bowl. When they were bowling Jan. 20, the lawsuit states, the men wagered between $500 and $2,000 on some head-to-head games. Carson alleges he'd won about $8,000 from Broner in cash, and another $6,000 from him on credit.

In the early-morning hours of Jan. 21, Broner tried to get Carson to bet $6,000 on one last match, the lawsuit states. Broner got angry and left when Carson only agreed to a maximum of $3,000.

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.

In the lawsuit, filed Feb. 5, Carson is seeking compensatory damages in excess of $250,000, as well as damages for pain, distress and mental anguish, punitive damages and attorney's fees.