A's Catcher Bruce Maxwell Reportedly Arrested for Assault with Deadly Weapon

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistOctober 29, 2017

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Bruce Maxwell #13 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 30, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
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Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was reportedly arrested in his Scottsdale, Arizona, home Saturday night and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct after allegedly pointing a gun at a female food delivery driver, per TMZ Sports.

Maxwell remains in police custody.

"We were disappointed to learn of the allegations," the Athletics said in a statement. "We take this situation and ongoing investigation seriously. We are gathering information from the proper authorities and do not have further comment at this time."

Maxwell, 26, hit .237 with three homers and 22 RBI in 76 games for the Athletics this past season. He was the lone MLB player to take a knee during the anthem this season in solidarity with the NFL player protests of police brutality and racial inequality.

Maxwell claimed last week that he was denied service by a waiter while at an Alabama restaurant in his hometown due to his protest, per Jon Becker of the Mercury News.

"I was racially profiled," Maxwell said. "He denied us service at lunch and they had to go get us another waiter to wait on our table. That's where I'm from. And like I said, unless you’re subject to it, you won't understand it, you won't feel it. I'm 26 years old. I'm very respectful. I'm very educated. And it still happens to this day. That's why I'm kneeling—stuff like that."

The waiter has denied Maxwell's claims.


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