Bruce Maxwell, the Oakland A's catcher who became the first player in Major League Baseball to take a knee during the national anthem, was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, for allegedly pointing a gun at a delivery driver this weekend. According to a statement from the Scottsdale PD, shared via tweet from NBC News' Kurt Chirbas, Maxwell is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.
ABC 15 Arizona reported on the incident, sharing an account of what happened as described in court documents. The Scottsdale PD said that Maxwell answered his door with a silver handgun in his hand when the delivery driver arrived. He allegedly pointed the gun at her head, then "reportedly lowered the gun but kept it up against the wall near the door as the driver handed over the food at the doorstep." The driver then called the police, and after they arrived, they say that Maxwell had "strong odor of intoxicating liquor" on his breath, and that he seemed to be intoxicated. On top of that, Maxwell was also allegedly verbally aggressive, reportedly yelling anti-police statements while he was being booked. The news channel also shared a security video of Maxwell being arrested.
Previously, Maxwell was in the news after a Trump-supporting waiter allegedly refused to serve him at a restaurant in Alabama, supposedly citing his protest as the reason for the refusal. But later reports say that the restaurant denied this was the reason, and that it was actually Maxwell's friend who was refused a beer because he had an expired ID. Regardless, Maxwell said he stands by his account of the incident.
KRON 4 says that Maxwell was projected to be the A's starting catcher for the upcoming MLB season.