Junior welterweight champion Adrien Broner was sentenced to 30 days in prison on Wednesday for arriving late to his scheduled trial appearance.
Broner was due in court on Tuesday for assault and robbery charges, but failed to arrive on time, telling a judge he had been feeling sick. He was found to be in contempt of court.
Here is a transcript of what was said in court, from the The Cincinnati Enquirer:
“You don't look well. You look like you have a hangover,” Ruehlman said, according to a transcript of the hearing.
“I have been sick all morning,” Broner responded. “When I finally got well, I called my lawyer.”
“It’s not a good excuse,” Ruehlman said. “He looks like he’s drunk or hungover. To coin a little boxing phrase – you’re not ducking this one.”
Broner was indicted back in April on charges stemming from an incident at a Cincinnati bowling alley in January, where a man accused the boxer of pointing a handgun at him and knocking him unconscious after a gambling dispute.