Josh Hamilton arrested, accused of abusing daughter

Written by on October 31, 2019

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Former Major League Baseball All-Star Josh Hamilton was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of injury to a child.

According to an arrest warrant first obtained by the Dallas Morning News, one of Hamilton’s daughters said the 38-year-old threw a water bottle and a chair at her, later picking her up and carrying her into a bedroom where he held her head down with one hand and hit her in the legs with the other. He was booked and released on $35,000 bond.

Hamilton is divorced from the girl’s mother. His ex-wife sought a protective order on behalf of her daughter earlier this month.

The former Texas Ranger saw large portions of his career sidetracked by alcohol and drug abuse problems.

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