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Baseball’s only anthem kneeler Bruce Maxwell arrested for pointing gun at woman

October 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Baseball’s only anthem kneeler Bruce Maxwell arrested for pointing gun at woman

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The catcher for the Oakland Athletics, Bruce Maxwell, has been taken into custody after a female food delivery person claimed that he pointed a firearm at her.

Maxwell was the only person in Major League Baseball this year to take a knee during the national anthem to oppose racial inequality.

Scottsdale authorities said police went to Maxwell’s residence on Saturday after receiving a call about a person with a gun.

Maxwell was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

Officers said Bruce Maxwell is in custody pending an initial appearance.

Maxwell claimed he was refused service at a restaurant because of his protest during a visit to his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama.

However, a waiter denied the allegations Fox News and said Maxwell was “outright lying,” about the incident.

“I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was,” waiter Matt Henry said.

The 26-year-old athlete hit .237 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 76 games this season. He is anticipated to be Oakland’s starting catcher next season.

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