2:42 PM PT — Ex-MLB star Josh Hamilton allegedly beat his own young daughter with a closed fist while telling her he never wants to see her again … this according to the arrest warrant obtained by TMZ Sports.
Hamilton was arrested for third-degree felony child abuse on Wednesday, stemming from an alleged Sept. 30 incident involving 1 of his 3 daughters.
According to the docs, his oldest daughter told officials Hamilton began arguing with her after she made a comment that pissed off the former baseball player.
The girl alleges Hamilton then hurled a full water bottle in an overhand motion that hit her in the chest.
She claims Hamilton began swearing and yelling at her … and says he then grabbed a chair that she had propped her feet on, pulled it out from under her and threw it at her, hitting her in the leg and breaking the chair.
She says Hamilton grabbed her by the shoulders and yanked her to the ground … where she claims she hurt her hip.
She then claims Hamilton picked her up, threw her over his shoulder and carried her to her room … all while she says she screamed out, “I’m sorry.”
According to the docs, she says Hamilton stopped at her bedroom doorway and threw her onto the bed … and once there, she says he put his hand to the side of her face and pushed down.
She says while Hamilton had her pinned with one hand … he used the other to hit her with “an open hand and a closed fist” on her legs.
Per the docs, she then says he picked up her by her sweatshirt, causing it to rip … pushed her back on the bed, and slapped her with his open hand on her back and her legs — leaving multiple scratches on her back that she says were from his fingernails.
She claims after Hamilton finished hitting her, he told her, “I hope you go in front of the f*cking judge and tell him what a terrible dad I am so I don’t have to see you anymore and you don’t ever have to come to my house again.”
Ex-MLB slugger Josh Hamilton was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday over an alleged child abuse incident involving one of his kids.
The 38-year-old former Texas Rangers star surrendered to authorities and posed for a mug shot. He appeared in court to face a felony injury to a child criminal charge.
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Details surrounding the allegation are unclear, but the allegations stem from an alleged incident involving one of his 3 children.
Hamilton’s ex-wife, Katie Hamilton, reportedly filed a restraining order against Hamilton on behalf of one of their kids earlier this month — and it appears the criminal allegation is connected to that.
Hamilton was released from custody Wednesday on a $35,000 bond … and one of the conditions was to not have contact with the alleged victim.
Hamilton was also ordered to stay away from any child under the age of 17, according to CBSDFW.com, which broke the story.
Hamilton was seen leaving the courtroom in a grey suit with multiple attorneys by his side.
Surprisingly, Hamilton was smiling on his way into the courthouse and didn’t seem too bothered by the heavy allegations against him.
Hamilton was a monster on the baseball diamond — he’s a 5-time All-Star who was the American League MVP in 2010. He was the #1 overall pick in the 1999 MLB Draft. He’s currently in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.
But, off the field, Hamilton has had several major personal issues … including a substance abuse problem that he publicly talked about for years. He’s tried to get clean multiple times but there were numerous public slip-ups.
Hamilton and his wife — who have 3 children together — divorced in 2015 following a relapse.
Hamilton also played for the Reds and the Angels before rejoining the Rangers. He last played in the Big Leagues in 2015.