Ray Knight, a Washington Nationals studio analyst for MASN, was arrested over the weekend and charged with assault and battery.
According to the Fairfax County PD, the 64-year old Knight got into a fight with a 33-year old male at 4 AM on Sunday morning, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to both men.
Franconia Police District – Former Major League Baseball player, manager and TV analyst Charles Ray Knight has been charged with assault and battery after an incident in his home in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Our officers responded to a fight call in the 7500 block of Ashby Lane around 4 a.m. Sunday, after an argument between Knight and an acquaintance, a 33-year-old man, became physical. Both men had visible injuries. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Knight was also treated at a hospital and then taken to the Adult Detention Center. He has since been released and his scheduled court date is January 8, 2018.
Knight previously worked for ESPN as a Baseball Tonight analyst in the late-90s and early 2000s, and was also the manager of the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of seasons.
The Fairfax County PD also released Knight’s mugshot.
He’s been a fixture during Nationals pre and post game studio shows over the past few seasons on MASN. The network hasn’t yet released a statement about Knight’s arrest.
Even if the charges against Knight are eventually dropped, this isn’t the best look for either MASN or the Nationals. Details in the incident itself are still sparse, but I personally doubt that if we do get more details, they’ll make this situation look any better.