Now that the whole “Take A Knee” thing is gasping it last breaths, it came time for somebody to drive the final nail into the coffin. Let’s be honest, the only people keeping that story alive are the asswipes at ESPN, and their ratings are tanking right along with the NFL’s because the sports-watching public and America in general wasn’t buying this bilge. There’s a host of reasons for that and I’ve covered that piece of real estate already.
Not only do I enjoy watching this story this story die as it should have never had life in the first place with it’s foundation being based on a demonstrably false narrative, but the fact a “protest” started by a bunch of football players is having it’s last nails driven by a weak-hitting baseball player is nothing short of delicious. Better still is the fact that for anybody who is being intellectual honest, the actions of Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell essentially chalked up “strike three” in terms of the credibility of those who became the faces of this “protest.” Colin Kaepernick showed he was little more than a self-absorbed troll when he showed up in Miami wearing a Castro t-shirt. Michael Bennett’s allegations against the Las Vegas police were proven to be completely fabricated. Now, Maxwell has taken that to a new level by firmly establishing himself as a potential felon.
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.
Police said Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial appearance.
I’m no lawyer, and I don’t play one on television, but I do know that aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a felony. Let that sink in for a minute..we aren’t talking about unpaid traffic tickets or a guy who picked up a “Milwaukee misdemeanor” for having one too many beers at happy hour…we are talking about a guy who allegedly pulled a gun on somebody.
This was first reported by TMZ Sports, but the police report paints a clearer picture:
Lindsay stated that she is a delivery driver for Postmates and was making her first stop of the night. Lindsay advised me she received an order to pick up approximately five dollars worth of food from Geno’s Cheesesteak and Deli in Tempe and deliver it to a Bruce Maxwell at the above address. All the listed information was provided to Lindsay via the Postmastes app.
Once Lindsay arrived at the listed residence, she knocked on the screen door. Without any provocation, the door opened and Lindsay advised me she was staring straight at the barrel of a silver handgun. Lindsay stated she was in shock and simply stated “Are you Bruce?”…Once Lindsay was able to get back to her vehicle, she immediately dialed 911. Lindsay stated her entire interaction with the male subject lasted less than 60 seconds.
From this point, the report goes on to say that Maxwell appeared to be drunk at the time and gave inconsistent statements about the incident. The fun part comes when the police ask him point blank if he pointed a gun at the delivery person, at which point according to the report, Maxwell launches into a profanity-filled tirade about how he shouldn’t be being detained and made several anti-police statements.
There you have it. This jerk-off who would have you believe he was “kneeling for the people who don’t have a voice” instead is actually a guy who gets drunk and pulls guns on EXACTLY those people. I’m pretty sure somebody hustling for tips delivering sandwiches is likely in the same socio-economic strata Maxwell and guys like him pretend to care about.
The icing on the “lost your credibility” cake comes from the fact that a few weeks back, Maxwell tried to claim that a “pro-Trump” waiter denied him service over the whole kneeling thing, but it turns out Maxwell’s friend was denied a beer purchase because he had an expired identification card.
After Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell said he was denied service at an Alabama restaurant, the waiter and manager claim what he said was not true.
“He is outright lying,” waiter Matt Henry said, per Hollie McKay of Fox News. “This is really upsetting as he was given full service, I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was.” Maxwell told TMZ Monday he was refused service after being recognized for his protests during the national anthem this season.
“He was like, ‘You’re the guy who took the knee? I voted for Trump and I stand for everything he stands for,'” Maxwell explained about the waiter.
However, Henry’s side of the story is that Maxwell’s friend was denied a beer for having an expired ID. The manager on duty, Anne Whalen, backed up the server’s perspective, via McKay:
“Matt came to me and told me that a guy wanted a beer but his ID was not valid and told him he absolutely could not give it to him, we can go to jail for that in the state of Alabama. It was his friend causing all the fuss, none of us even knew who this baseball player was. I told him I had no idea who he was going on about.”
Do you notice a theme here? Two years ago, I would bet 70% of Americans couldn’t have told you who Colin Kaepernick was. Defensive linemen don’t draw the limelight like quarterbacks do, but Michael Bennett sure got attention when he slandered three minority police officers. It follows the pattern on many levels to see how Maxwell, a back-up catcher who hit a measly .237 with 3 home runs and 22 RBIs in 76 games this season and is virtually anonymous in his own home town, might stoop to kneeling to get some cheap attention.
I would bet the chances of seeing Maxwell in an A’s uniform next year might not be the best, but don’t worry…there’s always re-runs of “Cops.”