Athletics catcher Maxwell arrested in Arizona on gun charge
Updated 11:38 am, Sunday, October 29, 2017
FILE - This 2014 file photo shows Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell. Maxwell was arrested Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a female food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested in Arizona after a food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her.
Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball to take a knee this year during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.
Scottsdale police said officers went to Maxwell's home Saturday night after getting a call about a person with a gun. Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.
"We were disappointed to learn of the allegations. We take this situation and ongoing investigation seriously," the A's said in a statement. "We are gathering information from the proper authorities and do not have further comment at this time."