Adrien Broner Posts Cryptic Messages Involving Gun on Instagram

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 20:  Adrien Broner waits in his corner before the start of a round during his welterweight fight against Shawn Porter at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Porter won the fight by unanimous decision.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
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Boxer Adrien Broner posted two cryptic photos to his Instagram account Wednesday afternoon, one of which included a handgun.

In the first picture, Broner shared a message that read in part, "I don't want to be here no more." (Warning: Photo includes NSFW language):

The second picture featured a gun with the caption, "I'm going home I love y'all":

According to TMZ Sports, one of Broner's friends contacted police after the messages were posted. His friends told the website they're "extremely concerned."

However, later on Wednesday, Broner's fiancee, Arie Nicole, posted a Snapchat that read "Adrien is okay!," as TMZ Sports noted. According to the report, friends of Broner are "confident he's safe and in a better place now."

The 27-year-old ran into legal trouble earlier in the year following an alleged assault in January. He surrendered to authorities April 4 and was indicted on an aggravated robbery charge April 14. In July, a Hamilton County, Ohio, judge ordered him to serve 30 days in county jail after he arrived late for his trial.

On Sept. 22, ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported the charges from the alleged incident had been dropped after the victim and a star witness failed to show up at court.

Broner last fought April 1, beating Ashley Theophane by TKO in the ninth round.

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