No Team Will Pick Up Only Pro Baseball Player To Kneel For Anthem

MLB's Bruce Maxwell has been unemployed since shortly after he took a knee for the National Anthem.

Las Vegas, NV – The only Major League Baseball (MLB) player to take a knee during the National Anthem remains unsigned, and it probably has nothing to do with his game.

Bruce Maxwell, 28, took a knee during the National Anthem in a 2017 game while he was playing for the Oakland A’s, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Also of concern, according to another anonymous source cited by the San Francisco Chronicle, were the anti-police statements that Maxwell made when he was arrested in Arizona.

Maxwell got locked up on assault and gun charges in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2017, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

While he was in custody, the baseball player went on a profane tirade against police.

The bizarre rant was captured on the officer’s bodycam and showed Maxwell handcuffed and shirtless as he railed against law enforcement and complained about racism in America.

Maxwell agreed to a plea deal for disorderly conduct.

However, one executive believes kneeling is his problem.

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

The San Francisco Chronicle didn’t name the executive.

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The former professional baseball player hit just .185 for the Oakland A’s in 2018 and the A’s released him after the season.

In 366 career at bats in the majors, Maxwell has hit .240 with 5 career home runs.

Matt Sosnick was the sports agent who represented Maxwell until he was fired on Thursday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sosnick said he “spent a lot of time explaining [Maxwell’s] point of view to GMs.”

“He obviously believes that another agent would be more successful in finding him a job,” said Sosnick.

The agent said he had contacted every team in the major leagues at least twice to try to get Maxwell a minor-league deal.

“It’s absolutely Bruce’s prerogative to be represented by another company and, quite frankly, it takes a lot of pressure off of me,” Sosnick said.

But a National League scout told The San Francisco Chronicle that Maxwell was an older prospect with too much baggage.

“He might have to play independent ball to try to work his way back,” the scout said.

Comments (38)
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RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

THE GUY MUST HAVE MISSED THE MEMO ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO SOME STUPID FOOTBALL PLAYERS FOR PULLING THIS STUNT AND THE HARM IT HAS CAUSED FOR THE ENTIRE NFL. THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A "LOOK AT ME" LOAD OF BS.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

The MLB is smart as they don't want to become the NFL with this petty BS. He deserves to work ...just not in the MLB and not for NLB money. Maybe some other employer will be more impressed by his kneeling. He made a decision and it backfired with a negative reaction. See ya.

Golobki
Golobki

Why sign a .185 hitter?

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I find it refreshing to see that most professionals, outside of the National Felons League, refuse to kneel. Says something doesn't it ?

Mrdan
Mrdan

Maybe he should try out for the national felons league he might play better over there & he can kneel down over there with the rest of these of high paid spoiled children

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Karma. There is no menu.

You get what you are served.

Rocksmyth
Rocksmyth

He might get some BJ work with his kneeling abilities.

Dfc3166
Dfc3166

You can't be that stupid, this is your country, our song, and you knell and think you're not going to have backslash. You play a game to make a living, it doesn't matter if you're there tomorrow or not, you're not a big deal. You all have talent but it doesn't make you special. There are people out there that make a difference, that matter if they are there for the rest of us. It's not you! Get over yourself. Basically, stop acting like a asshole!

Cwret
Cwret

Have to wonder how a police officer in Hawaii feels about ignoring federal law and taking another states law enforcement officers weapon away from them. Just another example of how the liberals plan to disarm all of the legal gun owners so only criminals (who don’t care about the laws) will have weapons.

RPG156
RPG156

Its great to have conviction... but it doesn't keep you warm or from living in a box near the overpass, shitting on the sidewalk and eating out of garbage cans. Dumbass.

walkintall
walkintall

It's that old business of, well, you all know.....(except the NFL, of course).....Actions have Consequences.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Another piece of shit, playing another sport, but the MLB won’t faulter to the nonsense of kneeling like the National Felon League and Colon Kraperdick

Bud
Bud

All good things come to those that ask for it, and brother did he ever ask for it. Let this serve as a warning!

Weig
Weig

Good!

sanman
sanman

PUNK!!!

Sandman4x4
Sandman4x4

Wow I’m glad to see Major League Baseball still loves America and respects those who helped keep Her/US FREE!

Mudpup
Mudpup

His right to kneel. Owners right tonot like it. God Bless America

Wah34
Wah34

The article didn't mention the false racism allegations he made against a server at a Georgia restaurant.

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Dang can't find him on FB to go

U12dream
U12dream

Another POS trying to blame everyone else for their problems

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

So let me clear things up, HE breaks the law, but yet HE bashes police about racism?! Since when did the police make him or anyone criminal do what they did? Just another overpaid entitled athlete. If he was a spectator in the stands, would he still do the same? Doubt it, because no attention would be brought upon him. I would be ashamed to be his teammate.

AndyD1134
AndyD1134

So much oppression in the world! At least that's what all the rich and over entitled say for some reason. I'm so sick and tired of the outright stupidity! I hope he never gets to put on a uniform again! Except of course, a bright orange jumpsuit!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Here we go again. Another overpaid, underworked, entitled, racist, police hating prick. Hopefully he'll never get a job in pro ball again.

All is fair
All is fair

No one needs him anyway

angeleyes
angeleyes

lol glad some sport organization is standing behind america. don't forget when you kneel you're "sacrificing" to believe in something. smh serves you right. all who do this should face consequences just like this with no endorsements.

I hope he sues
I hope he sues

Lol he is hitting .185 that's why he isn't getting a job. If he was hitting over .300 it wouldn't be a problem

RCK
RCK

UNFORTUNATELY, his kneeling would not present a problem.

Yukonner
Yukonner

Was overpaid, racist police hating scrotbag

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Good!

MSK
MSK

Good for the A-Hole.

SSGJONES
SSGJONES

Good hope he never gets signed to another team again he's nothing but a POS players that putting his political point out at the wrong time instead of doing it on his own time when we are there to watch the game and put all that behind us all for at least why the game is on

NickyJ
NickyJ

Good he made a total ass of himself.