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Former All-Star Charged with Assault

Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night…accused of assaulting his ex-wife.

The former Major Leaguer was charged with misdemeanor assault on a family member after allegedly grabbing his ex-wife Cheri by the arm, smashing her head into a wall and throwing a humidifier at her before she ran from the room.  According to police, Cheri had a large bruise on her arm, a large scratch on the left side of her face and a visible knot on her forehead.

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The Twins were scheduled to inducted the four-time All-Star into their team Hall of Fame in August, but…they’ve decided to scrap those plans.

“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,” the Twins said in a statement released on Thursday.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Knoblauch has run afoul of the law.

In December 2007, Knoblauch was one of more than 80 big leaguers included in the Mitchell Report.  Later that month, he was named in  former new York Yankees teammate Jason Grimsley’s unsealed affidavit as an alleged user of HGH.  In 2009, Knoblauch was accused of choking his then-common-law wife, but charges were dismissed.  A year later, he was charged with assault on a different family member.

And earlier this year, he was charged with interference with public duties after allegedly pushing an officer.

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