Mayweather Comes to the Aid of Broner
Earlier this year, Floyd Mayweather was involved in a heavy war of words with his former mentee, former lightweight and welterweight champion Adrien Broner.
Now, it appears that Mayweather is coming to the aide of his friend-turned-rival. On Wednesday, Broner was involved in an internet suicide scare, posting cryptic messages on his Instagram account, which included messages such as "3PM I’m doing it" and "I’m sorry to my family and friends but I don’t want to be here no more." One post even had a picture of a handgun with the caption "I’m going home I love y’all."
Broner’s girlfriend and the Cincinnati Police Department later confirmed Broner was OK. The posts on Broner’s Instagram have since been deleted.
— Cincinnati Police (@CincinnatiPD) October 12, 2016
Representatives of Mayweather told TMZ Sports that the retired and undefeated welterweight and light middleweight world champion saw the posts and reached out to Broner. Mayweather reportedly is letting Broner stay at his Las Vegas mansion until he feels better.
The two were at the Los Angeles Lakers basketball game on Thursday night before traveling around in Mayweather’s Bugatti.
Broner has had previous legal trouble, having been charged with assault and battery stemming from an incident at a bowling alley back in January. The charges were dropped about a month ago, but not before Broner had to serve 30 days in jail for arriving late to a trial appearance.