TMZ Sports is reporting that former MLB All-Star Carl Crawford was arrested on Thursday for a violent domestic incident in May that included Crawford allegedly beating up an ex-girlfriend and holding her at gunpoint inside her apartment.
Court documents obtained by TMZ present a wild account of the story from the ex-girlfriend, saying Crawford came to her apartment trying to reconcile with the woman for their past differences, but became enraged at one point, as she alleged to police that Crawford had pushed her down, slammed her head against a wall several times, and even pulled a semi-automatic handgun from his pocket and held her at gunpoint, saying Crawford was screaming that he was going to shoot if she lied to him.
The woman said Crawford put his hands around her neck and demanded she disclose intimate details about a man she had been seeing around that time. Police say the neck marks around her neck could confirm that account.
The woman said she had time to escape and flee her residence after her one-year-old child happened to distract Crawford at point, and gave her long enough of an opportunity for to escape. Crawford left his gun at the scene and allegedly sent her menacing text messages after the incident as well. He is currently in police custody being held on a $10,000 bond.
It hasn't been a very good spring for Crawford, as just last month a 25-year-old woman and 5-year-old boy drowned in a pool on his residence during a gettogether Crawford was hosting.
Crawford was a 4-time All-Star who led the league in stolen bases 4 times, and also led the league in triples 4 times as well. He finished 7th in AL MVP voting in 2010 when he batted .307 with 19 home runs, 90 RBIs, 110 runs, and 47 SBs with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.