Only MLB Player to Protest Anthem Arrested on Gun Charges

Bruce Maxwell
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The Oakland A’s Bruce Maxwell, the only MLB player to protest the national anthem, was arrested Saturday night on gun charges.

Maxwell allegedly pointed a gun at a female food delivery person.

According to Fox News, the incident reportedly occurred in Scottsdale, Arizona, where police responded to reports of “a person with a gun.” Upon arriving they arrested Maxwell and charged him with “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.”

TMZ reports Maxwell was arrested at 6:08 pm and was being kept in custody until he could appear before a judge.

Maxwell previously claimed he was denied service at an Alabama restaurant because of his national anthem protest. He claimed a waiter at the restaurant said, “You’re the guy who took the knee? I voted for Trump and I stand for everything he stands for.”

The waiter at the restaurant said Maxwell was “lying.” He said he did not even know who Bruce Maxwell was or that Maxwell played baseball.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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