Former boxing champ Adrien Broner indicted on assault, robbery charges
The former WBA super lightweight champ Broner faces another legal battle outside the ring. AP

CINCINNATI — Boxer Adrien Broner was indicted Thursday (Friday, Manila time) on assault and robbery charges, the next step in prosecutors' case against the former WBA super lightweight champion.

The charges arise from a lawsuit filed by a man who accuses Broner of pointing a handgun at him during a dispute over gambling in January and knocking him unconscious.

Broner was indicted on an aggravated robbery charge, a first-degree felony that carries a maximum sentence of three to 10 years. He also was indicted on second-degree charges of felonious assault and robbery, which carry sentences of two to eight years. Bond was set at $100,000. No date has been set for a pretrial hearing.

The 26-year-old boxer also was jailed in Cincinnati this month for violating probation in an unrelated reckless driving case.

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