The father of All-Star starting National League pitcher Greg Maddux has been arrested on a charge of sexual imposition, a Cleveland television station reported Tuesday night.
WEWS-TV in Cleveland reported that Maddux’s father, 58-year-old David Maddux, was arrested Tuesday after a cleaning woman at the Cleveland Marriott Hotel reported that he had made sexual advances toward her.
Maddux was released on bond, the television station said.
Sexual imposition is a third-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, Maddux could face a 60-day jail sentence and a $500 fine.
Greg Maddux, who pitches for the Atlanta Braves, said in a telephone interview early Wednesday that he was aware there had been some problem involving his father, but he did not think he had been arrested.
“My mother was in the room, so I don’t see how he is supposed to have done anything,” he said.
Maddux said he will stand by his father until the matter is resolved.
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