A’s Maxwell reaches plea deal with State of Arizona

Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has reached a plea agreement with the State of Arizona regarding his gun-related arrest last October, according to the team.

Maxwell, who was arrested at his home in Scottsdale on Oct. 29 for allegedly pointing a gun at a food delivery woman, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a Class 6 undesignated offense. Per the agreement, he will be required to complete community service and a probation period.

In a press release put out by the A’s, Maxwell said:

“Accepting responsibility is the first step in working to make amends for my lapse in judgment. I am truly sorry for the pain that my actions have caused, and while they are not representative of who I am, I understand that I have to earn back the trust and respect of those around me.“

In the same release, general manager David Forst said:

“I am pleased Bruce has taken responsibility for his actions. We expect our players to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the standards of the Oakland Athletics. His conduct in this incident did not live up to that. We have communicated with him throughout the legal process about our expectations as a representative of the organization. I believe he has already begun the work of making amends for his actions and look forward to his continued positive contributions to our community.”

Official sentencing is scheduled for June 4 — an off-day when the A’s will be traveling from Kansas City to Texas.


Kalama Hines is SFBay’s sports director and Oakland Athletics beat writer. Follow @SFBay and @HineSight_2020 on Twitter and at SFBay.ca for full coverage of A’s baseball.