Bruce Maxwell, the only major league baseball player to protest the National Anthem by taking a knee, was arrested Saturday night at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Maxwell, a catcher for the Oakland A’s reportedly pulled a gun on a woman. He was arrested by Scottsdale police and is still in custody as he waits for a hearing in front of a judge today.
TMZ Sports broke the exclusive story, and even obtained a mugshot of the player. Maxwell took a knee during the National Anthem before a game this season to protest racism and violence against black people.
In September, Maxwell took a knee before a game with the Texas Rangers in “solidarity” with protesting NFL players. He criticized President Donald Trump for speaking out on the protests, and he often retweets Black Lives Matter and BLM activist Shaun King.
Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after cops say he pulled a gun on a woman … TMZ Sports has learned.
Scottsdale PD tells us Maxwell, 26, was arrested Saturday at 6:08 PM at his Scottsdale, AZ home. Cops say the alleged victim was a female food delivery driver who told them Maxwell pointed a gun at her.
It’s unclear what led up to the incident.
SPD says Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.
Cops say he is in custody and awaiting his initial appearance in front of a judge.
Earlier this week, Maxwell — the only MLB player to kneel for the anthem — told us he was recently denied service at an Alabama restaurant by a waiter who disagreed with the protest.
This is a developing story and details will be added if they become available.