More Info Released on Carl Crawford's Arrest

Carl Crawford

Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford was arrested Thursday in Texas in a domestic violence case following an incident last month, according to TMZ Sports.

Officials in Harris County hit Crawford with a charge of assault of a family member - impeding breathing. and he surrendered to authorities on Thursday, June 4.

The incident apparently happened one week before a child and a woman drowned at Crawford's home in Houston.

He then interrogated her before threatening violence.


Crawford, per the docs, then "held the gun in one hand, and used the other hand to grab her by the head and neck, while asking her how long she had been dating a male acquaintance". The former Major League Baseball star allegedly eventually unloaded the gun and grabbed her by the neck.

The woman claims that her 1-year-old daughter entered the room and distracted Crawford which gave her enough time to flee the scene.

"We strongly disagree with the charges and allegations as to Carl's conduct", Crawford's lawyer Rusty Hardin said, according to St. John Barned-Smith of the Houston Chronicle. From there, Crawford allegedly continued to send her upsetting text messages. He retired in 2016 after the Dodgers released him from his contract.

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