Anthem protesters are certainly having their share of off field issues. Bruce Maxwell is just the latest. Anthem protester, Michael Bennett, earlier in the season got questioned by police. He then went on a smear campaign against the Las Vegas Police Department despite how favorably they treated him. Seriously, how many people can say the police googled who they were on their phones because they traveled without an ID on them. LVPD demanded an apology after outing him as a liar, but with the shooting, they have since been given much more pressing matters to attend.
After drawing attention to himself by being the MLB’s first and only anthem protester, Bruce Maxwell has found himself having an eventful offseason. So far he’s claimed to have been denied service at a restaurant, for protesting. The restaurant in question has denied it, so the story is a bit muddy. The waiter says that it started due to a dispute about being carded for ordering alcohol. Maxwell says it’s because he’s a Trump supporter. In regards to that, I’m going to give the waiter the benefit of the doubt because how many people would recognize Bruce Maxwell if he walked up to them. He’s a minor figure in the MLB. So he’s likely lying.
Furthermore, Maxwell has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.
In Arizona, any assault with a deadly weapon charge is considered “aggravated” and listed a Class 3 felony, with Class 1 the most serious on a scale of 1-6.
Penalties for a Class 3 felony in the state can include anywhere from five to 15 years in prison plus a fine up to $150,000, though a number of factors are taken into consideration that could reduce sentencing, including whether the defendant has any prior criminal history. Right now, it’s not even clear if the charges will be carried forth against Maxwell toward a potential trial, and if so, whether he could plea bargain to lesser charges.
Aside from his legal issues, it stands to reason that Maxwell could face separate punishment from Major League Baseball over his arrest. At the very least, this latest incident will reflect poorly on Maxwell’s reputation.
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.
Bruce Maxwell, the only MLB player to kneel for the Anthem got arrested for pointin’ a gun at a woman. At least he stood for his mugshot. 🇺🇸
— Cloyd Rivers (@CloydRivers) October 29, 2017
Putting the ass in class. This is the resistance! https://t.co/XV5ByZlrEl
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 29, 2017
Bruce Maxwell, who lied about Huntsville waiter & knelt during MLB national anthem, arrested on gun assault charges: https://t.co/44yqUSRMEF
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 29, 2017
That Bruce Maxwell case sounds fishy. Remember when a white female made the same bogus "he pulled a gun on me" charge against Chris Brown?
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 29, 2017
Couldn’t resist adding this stupidity. No reports about alleged victim being white, not that race has anything to do with this.
Just a reminder, Maxwell is accused and is innocent until proven guilty. We don’t get to choose when this principle applies. Hopefully justice prevails. And if he is guilty, hopefully he gets no favorable treatment for being a ball player. I would like to delve deeper into Mr. Trump Jr.’s tweet. He’s not wrong. Bruce Maxwell is more than certainly the “Resistance” given his anti-Trump stance and recent history of racebaiting. With the exception of Nasheed, no liberals are really sticking their neck out for him, yet.
The crime Maxwell is accused of is above average thuggery. This certainly isn’t the behavior expected from someone protesting police brutality. One would think, or hope, that a person protesting police brutality would do so out of a high regard for human life and humane treatment. These people certainly wouldn’t point guns at delivery girls who took too long to get there (or whatever the reason that led to the incident). However, we don’t need this incident to show how self entitled and racists Maxwell is. If convicted, it would be another layer on the Smith Island Cake to show that the Anthem protest movement is all about the special treatment that BLM is after.