Adrien “About Billions” Broner, 26, has pending criminal charges of felonious assault and aggravated battery following a gambling incident at a Cincinnati bowling alley, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
TMZ Sports also claims to have “official documents” substantiating the charges.
The occurrence, which took place on January 21st, stems from a lawsuit filed by associate, Christopher Carson, on February 5th. Cincinnati police have issued a warrant for Broner’s arrest, but he was not in custody as of late Thursday when the story first arose.
The news comes a week before Broner is scheduled to fight Mayweather Promotions British standout, Ashley Theophane on April 1st at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. live on Spike TV.
The event is part of the Premier Boxing Champions network television rejuvenation of the sport created by top-level boxing advisor, Al Haymon.
According to the lawsuit filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, the two men had mutually agreed to bet on their bowling acumen, with a single game wagering starting at $6,000.
According to the lawsuit detailed by the Enquirer:
The men had met two years earlier through mutual friends. That night, it was Carson and a teammate vs. Broner and his teammate.
Before each game Broner requested a side bet with Carson that ranged from $500 to $2,000, which Carson agreed to.
Carson won $8,000 from Broner, who ran out of cash. Broner then continued to bet another $6,000 on credit.
By the end of the night, Carson had won $14,000, the lawsuit says, but Broner wanted to bet another $6,000 on a final game.
Carson didn’t agree to that, the lawsuit says, and Broner “became upset and left the bowling alley.”
Subsequently, at about 3 a.m., Broner was waiting for him with a group of eight men, according to the lawsuit.
Allegedly, Broner punched Carson, splitting his chin open, and then, gun in hand, continued to threaten Carson.
Broner then allegedly punched Carson a second time, knocking him unconscious, the lawsuit says. Carson says he woke up, his chin bleeding, to find $12,000 in cash he had on him missing.
Carson’s attorney, Chris Finney told the Enquirer, "Adrien seems to have a penchant for walking around town and slugging people. We want it to stop."
As of yet, Broner has not yet filed a response to the lawsuit and attorney for him is not listed in court records.
Broner has a growing list of incidents involving the law, including being arrested and charged with battery in Miami in 2013 after he allegedly bit a security guard who was attempting to break up a fight.
In 2015, his driver's license was suspended for six months after he was arrested for a DUI, according to TMZ Sports.
When asked about the alleged incident, Broner told ESPN.com, "I'm good”.
An unnamed spokesman for Premier Boxing Champions told ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael, "It's a legal situation that Broner is going to have to work out with his attorney."
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, told ESPN that he was not aware of the details of the situation but added that if there were an issue that Broner would need to deal with an attorney.
Broner, who is becoming more known for his out-of-ring antics than his in ring performances, has yet to issue an official statement.