Nationals’ TV analyst Ray Knight arrested for assault, battery in Va.

WASHINGTON — Ray Knight — a former Major League Baseball player, manager and current TV analyst for the Washington Nationals — has been charged with assault and battery after a fight in his Alexandria home early Sunday morning.

Fairfax County police responded to a call about a fight in the 7500 block of Ashby Lane around 4 a.m. Sunday after an argument between Knight and a 33-year-old acquaintance. After a verbal altercation, the fight became physical and both men had visible injuries, said Officer Kent Bailey with the Fairfax County Police Department.

Emergency crews transported the acquaintance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Knight was also treated at a hospital and then taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Knight had hosted a small gathering at his house and the victim was a person who had been invited to the party, Bailey said. The victim was not a family member, he added.

During responding officers’ investigation, they spoke with Knight, the victim and other party goers and found probable cause to arrest Knight, Bailey said.

Knight was released and his court date was scheduled for Jan. 8, 2018.

Knight played for several Major League teams including the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. He managed the Reds from 1996 to 1997. He is currently a broadcaster for “Nats Xtra” on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

MASN has not issued a statement following Knight’s arrest.

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WTOP’s Mike Murillo contributed to this report from Washington.

Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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