SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Bruce Maxwell, catcher for the Oakland Athletics, was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a delivery driver’s face.
He was the first and only MLB player to take a knee during the National Anthem following President Trump’s criticism of athletes who wouldn’t stand during the anthem.
Scottsdale police say a woman delivering food to the 26-year-old’s condo knocked on his door and found a gun to her face Saturday night.
“[He] Answered the door with no shirt on, he had a sliver hand gun in his hand and pointed it at her head,” said Sgt. Ben Hoster with Scottsdale police.
The woman reportedly dropped off the food, left and contacted police. Maxwell was booked into jail.
Sgt. Hoster says Maxwell displayed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Police are recommending criminal charges, which include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Maxwell is scheduled to be back in court next week.
The Oakland Athletics released a statement Sunday:
"We are disappointed to learn of the allegations. 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."
The 26-year-old Maxwell was expected to be the team's starting catcher next season.