Bruce Maxwell

Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Saturday.

TMZ reports that Maxwell, 26, was arrested at 6:08 p.m. at his Scottsdale, Arizona home after cops say he pulled a gun on a female food delivery driver.

Police did not reveal what provoked the incident.

Maxwell is best known as the only Major League Baseball player to kneel during a game -- apparently in a show of solidarity with NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem in defiance of President Trump.

Maxwell is currently in jail awaiting an initial hearing.

Last week, Maxwell made headlines again when he claimed he was denied service at an Alabama restaurant by a "pro-Trump waiter" who objected to him kneeling during the Anthem.

His story was later discredited by the restaurant's manager who told a reporter that Maxwell's two friends -- including an Alabama state senator -- were denied alcohol because they had expired IDs.

Anne Whalen, a manager at Keegan's Public House restaurant in Huntsville, said Maxwell was the only one served alcohol because he produced a valid ID.

She said the baseball player was "mistaken" about refusal of service.

  • shun king

    now he will pay the price for kneeling...

  • Nonya Bizness

    So that's all it takes is a female food delivery driver saying he pointed a gun at her? So I can call the police right now and tell them that the neighbors I hate pulled a gun on me, and they'll be arrested, no motive or proof necessary? Does he not have security cameras on his house? Sounds like a setup to me, orchestrated by TPTB, because he's not "falling into line".

  • IamAllnatural

    Wow, there’s a price to be paid for kneeling?

  • We Can Do This

    I'm sure he has cameras around his premises, I'd hope.

  • shun king

    yes it is ask that guy from dallas who is out of his football career because the blacks told him to kneel

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Anyone can lie on anyone now and be believed. It's the truth tellers who are never believed.

  • shun king

    a woman can say she got raped two week ago and a man can go right to jail with no physical evidence... she can tell a jury he had a mask but she can tell by his eyes and off to prison he goes

  • unknown user

    set up

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    So true! I can't stand people who believe everything.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    So are you trying to say kneeling is bad?

  • bemetoo

    how sway??

  • bemetoo

    i truly hope he has cameras because this shit is crazy

  • shun king

    tell me this have the police stop shooting folks since they start kneeling? have black people come together in unity? have black on black violence subsided? what have kneeling done but piss a lot of people off

  • shun king

    read below

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I can't stand people who believe everything and spread it around like they know, they're spreading facts.

  • pure_rachet

    If this is true, throw his ass under the jail. I got robbed at gunpoint and it was the scariest thing ever and 3 years after, I'm still going to court about it. I've lost jobs, sleep, and sanity over it.

  • OP2

    It doesn't add up & sounds like a typical "set up." -to use a white woman for a gotcha moment!

    Where are the security cameras showing the young man pulling out a gun on a white woman in racist Alabama??

    He & others might as well keep on kneeling because this 'setup' is also part of racism (social injustice & inequality) in America.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Truth! I had a guy lie on me on my job and knew it wasn't true. Women who already didn't like me sat around and believed it. That was the moment I knew people would believe anything especially women when it comes to a man.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why would he pull a gun on a complete stranger much less assault her?

  • shun king

    his cameras might what got him in jail like that aaron hernandez

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you sound especially stupid this morning.

    If MLK and other civil rights advocates had had the same mindset and used the same metrics blacks would still be living under Jim Crow.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I've also had people to lie on me before, so I know how it feels.

    But I've found that women and men tend to believe whatever they hear, without proof. It's the person, not the s?x of the person.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Grown men have to show ID in order to drink???

  • Quitedeliteful

    This story sounds suspect. Doesn't make much sense. I need to see video of what went down...

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I stand corrected that's true.

  • nick c

    That's all it takes had it happened to me over a noisy neighbor people think that if someone makes such a serious allegation it must be true why would they lie? I don't believe any story without proof anymore.

  • Ryan

    Not true. That guy was already on the cut list due to lack of performance.

    I don't know what happened in this instance but I don't see how his kneeling had anything to do with this personal situation. This post is trying to take one thing and try to tie it to something completely unrelated. It's like me saying that it's cloudy today because I wore blue yesterday. Not to mention the hundreds of players who have been protesting - numbers-wise of course there'll be one or two who have issues outside of the field that are unrelated. Until more things happen, this is an almost comical reach and fail.

  • shun king

    they will use this to press the issue

  • Ryan

    Exactly. Basically saying give up, negros, you're pissing off white folks by kneeling a couple of minutes during a song. These trolls getting sloppier by the day. I see that pale ruddy skin and thinning hair peeking out from behind that half-assed mask "Shun", LOL

  • Ryan

    And we will press back. And there is more to come. Have a good 'un.

  • shun king

    who is we you play pro ball

  • Ryan

    We = Black People. Unlike you, I'm black.

  • Renee26

    If they look over the age of 40 it would be something to side eye ?

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • shun king

    is kneeling going to stop the horrendous crime you people commit on each other?

  • Ryan
  • dontgetblocked

    Another dumb jock who has made his way on the unemployment list. Is it worth it?

  • shun king

    that silliness is why your people are in the state they are in now...need to be more serious

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    That's true but it does not change the fake he's fighting for something

  • Ryan
  • shun king

    white man been in power for thousands of years

  • Meme

    This is nogoods

  • Malcom Flex

    What race is dude for real? Gunpoint ain't a joke that shiz serious if he did it.

  • Anunnaki

    I been there too, so I know how u feel..

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    Exactly

  • Anunnaki

    Are yall "whitty" gonna stop shooting up schools, movie theatres, concerts, mailroom, just because today is Wednesday, are your people gonna stop stealing, robbing folks in blackface, to get away with crimes can your people name a time they ever came in peace....ill wait

  • Anunnaki

    Sorry, we are in thus state, cause of liars, fraudster, theives u people are, u have stolen everything u touched, and run around like y'all created something,

  • Anunnaki

    White man killed, slaughter millions of people to have power, y'all can never do it on your own, your recessive genetics won't allow it.

  • Anunnaki

    Police not gonna stop til we rid our community of the dam koon and koonetts, thats trying to be friends with their opressor , shoudnt y'all be trying to help your white community of the drug epidemic, y'all are having right now killing y'all by the thousands. Karma, is coming back to bite whitty in the azz

  • shun king

    what makes you think i am white ?the k and konetts are the thugs and hoodrat strippers they are not part of the revolution

  • shun king

    do white people on drugs affect you?but i bet black crime has

  • pure_rachet

    what happened? Or you can email

  • Anunnaki

    White oppression affect us,

  • TOO REAL

    Something does sound right. Like where is the story about the gun? This seems to be about him kneeling and speaking out against a restaurant and, not his arrest. Was this a set up. I know about Arizona and how they operate.

  • shun king

    i really think black oppress themselves you ever wonder how you rarely hear about cops shooting down africans in their enclaves in the usa...you notice how you will have more african business owners and surgeons than black american? they black but their areas not warzones like our...as far as africans in america

  • Tennessean

    why these grown men don't have official ID? Hahaha...i wouldn't have served them alcohol either...

  • Birdman24

    I believe this is slightly fake news, what State Senator is not going to have a valid license????

  • lyricc::bka::laj

    No, this in retaliation to NFL protesting of national anthem. Why the hell would a professional athlete, (presumably wealthy), violently pull a weapon on a delivery driver?

  • hd78109

    1st, Arizona...2nd, why a setup? Because he is a dumba$$ baseball player and it's a setup because a white woman is the victim? Whats race got to do with it? I am guessing you must not be whie as you are hiding behind a faceless post!