Josh Hamilton arrested on an allegation of injury to a child

Tanya Simon
October 31, 2019

The former Texas Rangers was arrested Wednesday on one felony count of injury to a child 14 or younger, according to court documents obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

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. Following the comment, Hamilton allegedly threw a full bottle overhand at the teen - striking her squarely in the chest - then cursed and shouted at her. She also told child protective services he pulled a chair out from under her, threw it at her, pushed her face down on a bed, hit her on her hands and back with both an open hand and a closed fist.

According to multiple reports, the incident stemmed from an altercation with his daughter on September 30, just one day after Hamilton was in attendance for a ceremony commemorating the end of Globe Life Park. She said when he threw the chair, it hit her.

The girl said at this point she was telling Hamilton, "I'm sorry".

As he left the room, he told her to gather her things for school.

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She said that after he finished striking her, he told her, "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". We are aware of the situation involving Josh Hamilton.

Hamilton played for the Rangers, Reds and Angels.

1 pick in the 1999 draft by the Devil Rays. He returned to the Rangers in 2015.

The five-time All-Star was named to the team's Hall of Fame earlier this year. He won the American League's Most Valuable Player award while with the Rangers in 2010 when he led the league with a spectacular.359 batting average.

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