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Criminal charges dropped against pro boxer Adrien Broner

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 15:00:48-04

CINCINNATI -- All criminal charges against professional boxer and Cincinnati native Adrien Broner were dropped.

Broner, 27, faced felony assault, aggravated robbery and robbery charges after a West Chester Township man accused the boxer of beating him up and stealing his money in January. The charges were dismissed on Wednesday morning, according to Judge Robert P. Ruehlman's bailiff.

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 court documents.

Carson alleged Broner then beat him up in the parking lot when he went outside, threatened him with a handgun and eventually knocked him unconscious, court documents said, 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.

Carson also sued Broner for assault, battery, civil theft and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 

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.

Web Editor Marais Jacon-Duffy contributed to this report.