Bruce Maxwell Reaches Plea Agreement

Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell reached a plea agreement stemming from his October arrest in Scottsdale, and will be required to serve probation and community service, the A's announced on Friday. 

"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."

Maxwell pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a class 6 undesignated offense in Arizona. The 27-year-old was was arrested on Oct. 28 in Scottsdale after allegedly pointing a gun at a food-delivery person. He initially pleaded not guilty to felony charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct in November,

"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," general manager David Forst said in a statement. "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."

Maxwell will be sentenced on June 4. 

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