More details have now emerged since the news broke that Josh Hamilton got himself arrested on a felony charge of injury to a child. The 38-year-old was released on $35,000 bond, but details surrounding the allegation would soon be released and it doesn’t look good for Hamilton if it proves to be true.
According to Dallas News, the former Texas Rangers MVP was honored by the team on September 29th at Globe Life Park, but would fly into a rage the following day when he reportedly to curse and yell at one of his daughters before hurling a full water bottle at her chest.
“He then pulled a chair out from under her feet and tossed it at her before yanking her to the ground, the affidavit says.
Hamilton then picked up the girl, threw her over his shoulder and carried her to her bedroom as she yelled that she was sorry, the document says. She said that he threw her onto her bed, used one hand to pin down her head and then started hitting her legs with his other hand.
He later picked her up by her sweatshirt, causing it to rip, she said, and hit her on her back.
According to the affidavit, after he stopped hitting the girl, he said: “I hope you go in front of the [expletive] Judge and tell him what a terrible dad I am so I don’t have to see you anymore.”
Hamilton’s ex-wife would soon ask for a protective order earlier this month on behalf of the girl.
The 38-year-old played with the Rangers from 2008 to 2012 and in 2015, winning the 2010 American League MVP and getting enshrined in the team’s Hall of Fame earlier this year.