Let me start off by saying that I met Adrien Broner a few years ago. He came came off as a humble guy so this article is not meant to trash him. I think that Broner needs boxing to save him from himself. Broner has done a lot of stupid things since his loss to Marcus Maidana. I believe what’s being overlooked here is the possibility that years of fighting may have damaged him to the point that he longer knows what he’s doing. CTE is a very serious problem for men who have played contact sports since an early age. Maybe that’s Broner’s problem. A lot of seemingly “normal” athletes have done some unexplainable things over the last 20 years. It’s time for people to consider that maybe head trauma is causing some of these issues.
The latest instance is just another troubling situation for the boxing star as local police told TMZ Sports that a woman accused Broner of “inappropriately groping her” at the Lenox Square shopping center in Atlanta, GA. Broner, who denied the charges to police, was scheduled to face a judge around 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Last year Broner was arrested for punching a man, and pushing a woman on a street corner in Las Vegas, which led to a warrant for his arrest. Last April, Broner’s SUV was shot up. He was later arrested due to an outstanding warrant.
Broner was supposed to fight in the 2008 Olympics but couldn’t because he was arrested and sentenced to 14 months in jail. He has a long criminal history of assaults and even armed robbery, so maybe it’s not CTE. Maybe he’s just a bad guy. Perhaps when I talked to him he was putting on a show for the press.
So it is either one of two things. Either repeated head blows have impaired his judgment, or maybe he’s just an asshole. In either case, he should never fight again. I know Broner racks up big ratings whenever he fights, but it’s time that boxing commissions all over the world tell Broner that’s it. You’re done. Broner’s actions in and out of the ring indicate that if he’s allowed to continue, his career will end badly for both boxing, and Broner.
Enough is enough!
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