'The jig is up': Boxing champion jailed over Instagram post

Yahoo Sports Staff
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Adrien Broner (pictured) during a boxing match.
A judge threw boxer Adrien Broner (pictured) in jail on Monday after holding him in contempt of court as part of a civil lawsuit case. (Getty Images)

A judge threw boxer Adrien Broner in jail on Monday after holding him in contempt of court as part of a civil lawsuit filed by a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub in 2018, according to Cory Shaffer of cleveland.com.

Cuyahoga County judge Nancy Margaret Russo reportedly found that Broner failed to cooperate with multiple deadlines to submit documents and other evidence explaining why he was unable to make the $830,000 payment the judge ordered him to make in December.

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Apparently, the judge cited a certain Instagram post from just days ago in which Broner displayed large of stacks of cash.

Given that Broner reportedly claimed in an October 5 court filing that he only had $13 in cash to his name, it’s understandable why Russo lost patience with a boxer who has openly ignored her.

“Mr. Broner has continually defied every court order I’ve given,” Russo said during the hearing.

“The jig is up today.”

Russo reportedly ordered that Broner remain in jail until he provides complete and truthful information about his finances to the plaintiff’s law firm.

A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday for Broner’s attorney to show they are complying with Russo’s order.

Broner has reportedly claimed he is preparing for a fight scheduled in January that will earn him “a significant purse,” at which point he will supposedly make his required payment.

Broner allegedly pinned woman down, kissed her in club

Broner pled guilty to misdemeanour assault and unlawful restraint back in 2019 following the incident for which he is now facing a six-figure payment.

The assault allegedly occurred on June 9, 2018, at Park Social, a nightclub in Cleveland.

The victim alleged that the boxer, whom she did not know, approached her as she sat with two friends, thrust himself on her, allegedly pinned her down and forcibly kissed her.

Manny Pacquiao (pictured right) throws a right on Adrien Broner (pictured left) during the WBA welterweight championship at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Manny Pacquiao (pictured right) throws a right on Adrien Broner (pictured left) during the WBA welterweight championship at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After attempts to remove Broner from her, the boxer only ceased the alleged assault after a bystander threatened to take a picture.

After Broner’s guilty plea, the woman filed a civil suit.

She did not have much problem winning because Broner declined to appear in court or contest the charges, leading to a default judgement of $500,000 in punitive damages and $250,000 in compensatory damages, the victim’s legal fees.

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