Only MLB player to kneel during Nation Anthem just arrested and here's why

Bruce Maxwell, the only Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem this season, has been arrested on a gun charge.

The Oakland Athletics catcher allegedly pointed a gun at a female food delivery person in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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.

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Police said Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial appearance.

TMZ Sports first reported the arrest.

Bruce Maxwell, the only Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem this season, has been arrested on a gun charge.

Maxwell, 26, hit .237 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 76 games this season. He was projected to be Oakland’s starting catcher next year.

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This isn’t the first run-in Mr. Maxwell’s has had with a food service employee lately. Earlier in the week he said he was denied service by a “pro-President Trump waiter” in a restaurant in his Alabama home town.

“He was like, ‘You’re the guy who took the knee? I voted for Trump and I stand for everything he stands for,’” Maxwell recalled for the gossip site.

Maxwell was out to lunch with a longtime friend and city councilman. Maxwell said he asked the manager if they could get a different server, a request that was obliged.

“That’s where I’m from,” Maxwell said. “Unless you’re subject to it, you won’t understand it, you won’t feel it. I’m 26 years old. I’m very respectful. I’m very educated. And it still happens to this day. That’s the reason that I’m kneeling — stuff like that.”

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. But a waiter told Fox News that Maxwell was “outright lying,” about what happened.

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

Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell's mug shot.

Apparently that education didn’t include safe gun handling practices or how to interact in a civil manner with delivery people.

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.

Police said Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial appearance.

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