Josh Hamilton, five times MLB MVP All-Star and 2010 of the American League, was accused Wednesday of injury to a child after her 14-year-old daughter told her ex-wife that he had hit her at her Keller's house, Texas, Home.
Hamilton, 38, returned Wednesday at Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth and was released instead of a $ 35,000 bail. If he is found guilty, he could be sentenced to two to ten years' imprisonment.
An affidavit from the Keller Police Department detective reveals that Hamilton 's daughter told the police that the incident occurred on September 30 when she made a comment to her father who told her about the incident. had upset. As a result of the comment, Hamilton would have thrown a bottle full in the air at the teenager – striking her squarely at the chest – then cursed and shouted at her.
According to the affidavit, the incident did not stop there because she stated that her father had removed a chair on which she had lifted her feet and threw her, which caused her break-up. The teenager was not hurt by the chair.
The incident continued as Hamilton grabbed her by the shoulders and lifted her from the chair she was sitting on, making her fall to the floor, the report said. Hamilton would have lifted her, thrown over her shoulder and carried to her room.
At that time, the teenager repeatedly told Hamilton "I'm sorry," but as they reached the door of her room, he apparently threw her on the bed and stuck her face to the bed. mattress before hitting his legs with an open hand and his fist closed. .
The alleged incident did not stop there, as Hamilton's daughter said after she hit him, he told her, "I hope you'll go to the sentencing judge and that you tell him what a terrible father I am I do not need to see you anymore and you do not have to go home anymore. "
When leaving the room, he told him to collect his things for the school. When she said that she had already put them in the car, he replied, "Well, are not you just the perfect kid."
A report in The Dallas Morning News Hamilton's ex-wife, Katie Hamilton, the teen's mother, had applied for a protection order against the girl against Hamilton earlier this month.
Hamilton has an unlisted phone number and could not be contacted for comment. We did not know if he had a lawyer.
In a statement, the team said, "The Texas Rangers take the issue of family violence very seriously and we are aware of the situation regarding Josh Hamilton. a legal case in progress, we have no other comments to make. "
Hamilton's career began with high expectations since he was the first choice out of high school during the 1999 Tampa Bay Amateur Draft. However, what started with so many promises has been diverted from cocaine and alcohol addiction. He returned to baseball with Cincinnati and made his Major League debut in 2007, scoring 19 home runs in 90 games before being traded to the Rangers, where he was one of only two World Series teams (2010 and 2011) . -Star five seasons in a row.
Before the 2013 season, Hamilton had left the Rangers free agency by signing a $ 125 million five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He was recovering from an operation on the shoulder when the Angels transferred him to Texas in 2015 after his two tough seasons in Los Angeles. He played 50 games with Texas in 2015, but never again after a left knee surgery at least three times.