Ex-All-Star slugger Josh Hamilton charged with child injury

Former Texas Rangers player Josh Hamilton makes comments during a ceremony where the club inducted him into its Hall of Fame before the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Arlington Texas Saturday Aug. 17 2019. (AP

Ex-MLB slugger Josh Hamilton arrested on child abuse charge

According to the report, one of the bond conditions prohibited Hamilton from contacting one of his three daughters or any child under the age of 17.

The supposed episode didn't end there, as Hamilton's girl said after they wrapped up their, they advised their, "I hope you go in front of the f-ing judge and tell him what a bad dad I am so I don't have to see you anymore and you don't have to come to my house again".

Earlier this month, Katie Hamilton, the child's mother, filed for a protective order against Hamilton, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Hamilton's attorney released a statement Wednesday in which he maintained his innocence, according to Yahoo Sports: "Josh Hamilton voluntarily surrendered himself to Tarrant County authorities today". However, he allegedly also threw her onto her bed, pressed her face into the mattress, and began hitting her legs with his open hand and close fist, the affidavit says.

Hamilton, who used profanity and was yelling, grabbed the chair on which the girl had her feet propped and pulled it from under her. Hamilton threw the chair and she was able to mostly move out of the way.

Hamilton spent nine seasons in the majors, six with the Rangers, and won the American League MVP award in 2010. She said when he threw the chair, it hit her.

As they left the room, they advised their to accumulate their things for school.

Hamilton, 38, is accused of physically abusing his oldest child in September.

Josh Hamilton couldn't be reached for comment by The Associated Press. He was part of their only two World Series teams (2010 and 2011) and was an All-Star five seasons in a row. He was named to the Rangers' Hall of Fame in August.

After Hamilton was the first overall pick out of high school in the 1999 amateur draft by Tampa Bay, his career was almost destroyed by cocaine and alcohol addiction.

In a controversial move, he left the Rangers in 2013 to play for the Los Angeles Angels.

He was traded back to the Rangers by the Angels in April 2015 following an off-season relapse while he recovered from shoulder surgery.

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