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Anonymous MLB Executive Says Bruce Maxwell Is Out Of Baseball For Kneeling During Anthem



Former Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, who became the first MLB player to take a knee during the national anthem, was the subject of discussion during the baseball winter meetings on Thursday.

Maxwell, who’s a free agent, was arrested in October and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. While that could very well be the reason why he isn’t signed yet, one anonymous executive claims it’s the anthem issue.

via The Chronicle:

“It’s the kneeling thing that might keep him from getting another job, not the arrest,” one major-league executive told The Chronicle as the winter meetings wrapped up Thursday. “Owners aren’t going to want to deal with that whole anthem issue.”

At the very least, Maxwell is a platoon-type player who’s a defensive catcher and a sub-par hitter. So in no way is this a Colin Kaepernick situation.

Yet, it’s interesting that a GM brought up the issue of the anthem.

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