Chuck Knoblauch, former Yankees baseball player, was arrested on Wednesday for assaulting his wife, and the Minnesota Twins has cancelled a Hall of Fame ceremony that was due to honor him, according to CBS Sports.
Minnesota Twins representatives released the following statement in response to Chuck Knoblauch’s domestic assault charge: “In light of recent news reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communication with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the team’s 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for August 23 at Target Field. In January of this year, Knoblauch was elected by a 62-member committee consisting of local and national media, club officials, fans and past elected members, using rules similar to those necessary for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.”
Harris County authorities say that the former second baseman pushed his wife’s head into a wall and hurled a humidifier at her before she escaped from the home. Chuck Knoblauch has since been released from jail on $10, 000 bond, according to US Today.
As the Inquisitr reported earlier, police responded to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance located at 11702 Forest Glen Street, where they found Houston great Chuck Knoblauch intoxicated. Officers say they made contact with the victim at another address. She told the police that her ex-husband, Chuck Knoblauch barged into her bedroom, screamed at her, grabbed her and forcefully pressed her head against the wall. He later hurled a humidifier her way. Bunker Hill resident, Cheri Knoblauch, fled the home with Knoblauch’s sister. Cheri and Chuck legally divorced in 2012, sources say.
Chuck Knoblauch was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor assault at around 4 a.m. and was later transported to the Harris County Jail, where he posted bond.
Chuck Knoblauch, also known as Edward Charles “Chuck” Knoblauch, was arrested back in 2009 for choking live-in-girlfriend Stacey Victoria Stelmach. In that case, Knoblauch pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in 2010. He is due back in court on July 30.
Statistics show that physical violence in the home that is exacted on a domestic partner usually escalates to murder over time, according to the book “Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and Murder-Suicides,” by Katherine van Wormer and Albert R. Roberts.
The Chuck Knoblauch domestic violence case follows a number of celebrity domestic assault cases this year, two of which escalated to murder. Earlier this month, Russell Neal, of the 1990’s singing group Hi-Five, stabbed his wife to death.
In May of this year, actor Michael Jace of the hit television show “The Shield” shot and killed his wife in their California home.