MLB Player Who Kneeled for Anthem Arrested on Gun Charges

October 29, 2017Oct 29, 2017

Recently, the kneeling controversy during the national anthem has become a heated topic. Fans and players across the nation all seem to have differing opinions about the issue.

In the NFL, numerous players have taken a knee during the national anthem to protest what they feel is inequality in our country. However, in Major League Baseball, only one player took a knee during the past season.

Bruce Maxwell became a focal point for critics after he began kneeling during the anthem before games. The Oakland Athletics catcher is now facing a more serious issue. He was set to be the catcher in the next season as well, though those plans may now be up in the air.

Maxwell has just been arrested on gun charges. He allegedly pointed a gun at a female delivery person in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to reports.

“Scottsdale police said officers went to Maxwell's home Saturday night after getting a call about a person with a gun. Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct,” according to Fox News.

Last week, Maxwell claimed during a visit to his hometown of Huntsville, Ala., that he was refused service at a restaurant because of his protest, read a report from Fox News. However, the waiter from the restaurant has spoken out against that claim saying it was a complete lie.

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