(Scottsdale, Arizona) — Disgraced Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Scottsdale, Arizona late Saturday evening.
Maxwell, who became the first MLB player to kneel in a sign of disrespect for the national anthem, allegedly pointed a gun at a female food delivery driver.
He was also charged with disorderly conduct and booked into jail Saturday evening.
Despite dozens of National Football League players kneeling for the anthem, the trend hasn’t caught on in Major League Baseball.
Maxwell tried to start the trend toward the end of the season in late September, but was publicly criticized and mostly ignored, until now.
Earlier this week, Maxwell accused a waitress in Alabama of refusing to serve him because of his recent protest, however, the waitress denied this and said Maxwell was “outright lying.”
Maxwell’s arrest last night doesn’t bode well for his future in Major League Baseball.
In recent months, the NFL has experienced a massive decline in overall popularity compared to other professional sports. However, Major League Baseball has seen its public popularity rise.
The World Series happening right now is experiencing record television ratings.
Major League Baseball would be smart to run Bruce Maxwell out of the sport forever to save themselves further embarrassment.
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