Fairfax County

Charges Dropped Against Nationals Broadcaster Ray Knight in Assault Case

The charges filed against Washington Nationals TV analyst Ray Knight after a fight at his home have been dropped. 

The assault and battery charges against Knight were dropped Monday, News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports. 

Police went to Knight's home in the 7500 block of Ashby Lane in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County about 4 a.m. Oct. 22. An argument between Knight and a 33-year-old man he knew became physical, police said.

Both men had visible injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Knight told News4 he was home alone when four men came over long after the New York Yankees and Houston Astros playoff game ended. He said he knows two of the men but had never seen the other two before.

"It was actually inside my apartment, but the games were pretty much over," Knight said. "It was late."

Knight and one of the men fought, and someone called 911.

Knight, a former major league player, hosts the Nationals' pregame and postgame shows, Nats Xtra, on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. MASN had no comment about the charge.

Knight was the World Series MVP for the New York Mets in 1986, scoring the winning run in the 10th inning of Game 6 on the ball that famously went through Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs.

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