First Baseball Player To Kneel Jailed On Gun Charges

Most of the kneeling during the anthem has occurred in the NFL. Now, MLB is in. One problem, the first and only guy from the MLB to kneel is now in jail. The name of the first MLB player to kneel is Bruce Maxwell a catcher from the Oakland Athletics.

Per Daily Caller:

Police in Scottsdale, Ariz., responded to call from Maxwell’s home regarding a person with a gun, TMZ first reported. Authorities allege that Maxwell, 26, pointed a gun at a female food delivery worker. Scottsdale Police booked the baseball star Saturday night on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. He is currently being held until his first appearance before a judge.

Maxwell made waves in September as being the first and only Major League Baseball player to kneel in protest during the national anthem. Many National Football League players have knelt in protest during the national anthem, bringing stark condemnation from President Donald Trump.

The baseball player also generated some controversy Tuesday when he claimed a waiter in Alabama refused to serve him over the anthem protests. The waiter denied Maxwell’s accusations and said that the catcher was “outright lying.”

First Baseball Player To Kneel Jailed On Gun Charges

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