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Chuck Knoblauch arrested, accused of assaulting ex-wife

Jul 24, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

Chuck Knoblauch

Chuck Knoblauch, who has seemingly lived an extremely troubled life since retiring from baseball in 2002 following a 12-year career with the Yankees, Twins, and Royals, was arrested Wednesday night in Texas and charged with assaulting his ex-wife.

According to K-HOU television in Houston the 46-year-old Knoblauch has been charged with assault of a family member, Cheri Knoblauch, whom he divorced in 2012. He was released on a $10,000 bond. Knoblauch was previously convicted of hitting then-wife Stacy Stelmach in 2010 and received one year of probation in that case.

Knoblauch had been scheduled to be inducted into the Twins’ team Hall of Fame next month in a ceremony at Target Field, but the Twins just announced the cancellation of that event–and apparently his induction, period–in the wake of this news.

UPDATE: ABC-13 television in Houston has more details:

According to a police report, Knoblauch assaulted his wife, leaving a large bruise on her arm, a larger scratch on the left side of her face and a knot on her forehead. Knoblauch’s wife, Cheri, told police her husband was upset she slept next to her child in another bedroom rather than next to him. He allegedly grabbed her and smashed her head against a wall before throwing a humidifier at her.

  1. jacobk621 - Jul 24, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Can he use the term “Yankee Clipper” as his new nickname ????

  2. irishlad19 - Jul 24, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Roid rage?

  3. bmadormo - Jul 24, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    This guy really needs help. Forget that he really was a very good player he needs to find Jesus or something and get straightened out.

  4. kitnamania13 - Jul 24, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    I guess he throws a punch a lot more accurately than he throws a baseball.

  5. mrbiz8505 - Jul 24, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Head case

  6. jimeejohnson - Jul 25, 2014 at 3:24 AM

    Only a wimp throws a humidifier at a chick.

    • don444 - Jul 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM

      Uh, whipping objects through the air because you’re pissed is largely childish regardless of circumstances and is often a manifestation of bona fide psychological issues that should be professionally addressed; it’s not really about her being a woman or him being a wimp. Live and learn.

  7. don444 - Jul 25, 2014 at 5:07 AM

    Knoblauch was the quiet type as a player and someone who those inside baseball were always aware was basically a weirdo with anger management issues through and through. This fact tended to be overlooked because he was a star athlete and, well, that’s often the case in life where those with superior talents are concerned. Knoblauch should have been receiving psychological therapy years ago, professional help that he clearly still needs, and the reality of that omission has obviously caught up with him over time and tainted much of his post-baseball life.

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