• Chuck Knoblauch In The News

    Posted by on September 29th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Via the Houston Chronicle with a h/t to BBTF

    Former New York Yankees star Chuck Knoblauch surrendered to authorities this morning after being charged with assault.

    The former major leaguer is accused of choking his common-law wife Friday night after drinking heavily and taking the anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax, prosecutors said.

    Assistant District Attorney Kari Allen told State District Judge Hazel Jones that the couple was arguing and Knoblauch’s wife was trying to take his car keys away from him when the alleged assault occurred. She said a family friend saw Knoblauch beat, punch and choke his wife.

    The two are divorcing and have a 5-year-old child.

    Knoblauch, 41, was charged with assault of a family member, a third-degree felony. He is being held in Harris County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

    Knoblauch’s attorney, Dan Cogdell, called the incident a dispute between two divorcing people and said charges should not have been filed.

    This goes back to my Mell Hall beef back in 2007.

    Chuck played with the Twins for seven seasons – and he played in New York for four years. Yet, when it’s bad news to report…they’re always a “former Yankee.” It’s just not right…

    Comments on Chuck Knoblauch In The News

    1. Corey
      September 29th, 2009 | 5:58 pm

      Chuck played with the Twins for seven seasons – and he played in New York for four years. Yet, when it’s bad news to report…they’re always a “former Yankee.”
      ——–
      And you can’t even play the world championship card, since he did win 1 in Minnesota. I guess it’s just cause of the “brand”.

    2. bfriley76
      September 29th, 2009 | 6:08 pm

      To be fair though, everything he’s really know for, as a ballplayer, happened while he was a Yankee:
      Blowing a bubble and arguing with an ump as Enrique Wilson scored what would be the winning run in a extra inning playoff game
      Catching a career-shortening case of the yips
      Hitting Keith Olbermann’s mom with a wild throw.

    3. Rich
      September 29th, 2009 | 6:32 pm

      I thought Xanax is supposed to calm you down.

    4. Raf
      September 30th, 2009 | 10:22 am

      @ Steve:
      Which team’s more famous? The Yankees and their players are not a low profile organization, therefore it should come as no surprise when players are linked to the organization.

      @ Rich:
      True, but all bets are off when it comes to domestic disputes.

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