Athletics Catcher Bruce Maxwell Arrested On Gun Charge

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It’s been a pretty eventful six weeks for Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell.

It all started on September 23, when Maxwell made national headlines by becoming the first- and only- Major League Baseball player to kneel for the National Anthem.

Maxwell was back at it less than a week ago, claiming that he was denied service by a pro-Trump waiter in his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Maxwell said, “He (the waiter) was like, ‘You’re the guy that took the knee?’ He goes, ‘I voted for Trump and I stand for everything he stands for.'”

Matt Henry, the 42-year-old Keegan’s Public House waiter, denied Maxwell’s allegation.

“He is outright lying. This is really upsetting as he was given full service, I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was. This all started because I carded his friend who wanted to order a beer.”

Now, Maxwell’s making the news again- this time for something much more serious.

Multiple outlets on Sunday reported that Maxwell was arrested Saturday night at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, after police received a call about an individual with a gun.

Maxwell allegedly pointed his firearm at a female food delivery driver, and was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

TMZ Sports is credited with the initial report of the arrest.

Here’s Maxwell’s booking photo:

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According to the New York Post, Maxwell showed signs of intoxication (which is easily seen in the photo above) during his run-in with the cops, as well as yelling often and making anti-police statements.

Maxwell, 26, hit .237 in 219 at-bats for Oakland in 2017 with three homers and 22 RBIs.