Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has reached a plea agreement with the state of Arizona, the club announced Friday, stemming from his October arrest in Scottsdale for allegedly pointing a gun at a food delivery person.
Maxwell has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, one of two charges he faced, and will be required to complete a probation period as well as community service as conditions of his plea agreement.
"Accepting responsibility is the first step in working to make amends for my lapse in judgment," Maxwell said in a statement. "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.
Sentencing, the team added, will occur June 4.
"I am pleased Bruce has taken responsibility for his actions," A's general manager David Forst said in a statement. "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."
Maxwell, who generated national attention in 2017 when he became the first MLB player to kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem, has appeared in three games for the Athletics this season, going 3-for-11 (.273) with one double and one walk.