Baseball player who knelt during anthem arrested for pointing gun

  • Baseball player who knelt during anthem arrested for pointing gun

Baseball player who knelt during anthem arrested for pointing gun

According to a TMZ report, Scottsdale Police say Maxwell was arrested at 6:08 p.m. local time.

Maxwell was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly pointing a gun at a food delivery woman at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

First you take a knee, then you pull a gun.

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics kneels as teammate Mark Canha places his hand on Maxwell's shoulder during the singing of the national anthem in Oakland.

"We were disappointed to learn of the allegations", the Athletics said in a statement Sunday.

He was in custody awaiting an initial court appearance, police said. In 76 games this season, he hit.237 with three home runs and 22 RBI.

Maxwell made his major-league debut with the A's in July 2016.

In September, Maxwell, who comes from a military family and was born on a military base, became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel in protest during the national anthem.

The restaurant owners have done interviews with multiple news outlets in the area, and has adamantly denied that claim.