Ex-Dodgers Star Carl Crawford Arrested on Assault Charge

Ex-Dodgers Star Carl Crawford Arrested on Assault Charge
Carl Crawford #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 28, 2015. (Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

HOUSTON—Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford has been arrested after his former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her during an argument over a man she had begun dating.

An arrest affidavit filed on June 3 by Houston police states that the ballplayer-turned-record producer went to the home of Gabriele Washington on May 8, produced a handgun from which he unloaded the ammunition in her presence, then demanded information on her latest dating relationship.

Washington told investigators Crawford pushed her to the floor, slammed her head against a wall, and choked her. Crawford is free on $50,000 bond.

Carl Crawford
Carl Crawford #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at batting practice before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on May 19, 2016. (Harry How/Getty Images)

When her year-old daughter walked up, she distracted Crawford, who is her father, and Washington ran to call police. Crawford then fled but followed up with threatening cellphone texts to Washington, according to the affidavit.

A message to his attorney, Rusty Hardin, seeking comment was not returned immediately.

The incident happened a week before a 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard pool at Crawford’s Houston home.

From Houston, the 38-year-old Crawford was a four-time All-Star outfielder. He last played in the major leagues in 2016 with the Dodgers.

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