Lem Satterfield

Broner apologizes: ‘Real men own up to mistakes’

WBC lightweight titleholder Adrien “The Problem” Broner apologized to his fans on his Twitter account on Tuesday night, saying, among other things, “Real men own up to they mistakes.”

Broner was arrested at 10:13 a.m. ET at The LaFontainebleu Hotel at 4441 Collins Ave., in Miami and charged with battery, according to a staffer at the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, where the fighter was held until being released at 7 p.m. on a $1,500 bond.

According to a report by The Huffington Post, Broner allegedly bit a security guard during an early Monday morning scuffle.

“I wanted to say sorry to all my fans in this world for my behavior these last couple days,” tweeted Broner. “I know it’s people that look up to me I APOLOGIZE.”

Broner (26-0, 22 knockouts), who is coming off a fifth-round stoppage of Gavin Rees in February, is scheduled to face WBA welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi on June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“Thanks to everybody who stayed by my side,” tweeted Broner. “I love all y’all now it’s back to work.”

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