Former New York Mets infielder and World Series champion Ray Knight was arrested for assault after an incident at his home on Sunday.
Washington Nationals TV analyst Ray Knight was arrested on Sunday after an altercation at his home in Virginia.
According to Justin Jouvenal and Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, Fairfax County police went to Knight’s home early Sunday morning for a reported fight. Knight said he was sleeping when was woken up when four people entered his house. He got into a fight with a 33-year old man but it is unknown what started the fight.
Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Knight was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery. The 33-year old man wasn’t charged.
“Two grown men were acting like immature men,” the broadcaster said. “I hate that it transpired. I hope it gets worked out in a fair and equitable way.”
The former Met played in the major leagues for 13 years, mostly with the Cincinnati Reds and the Mets. He is best known for helping the Mets come back and win the 1986 World Series. In game six of the 86 World Series, he singled and scored the game-winning run on Mookie Wilson’s grounder. He hit the go-ahead home run in game seven.
Knight’s next scheduled court date is Jan. 8.