Fairfax County

Nationals Broadcaster Ray Knight Charged With Assault, Battery

Washington Nationals TV analyst Ray Knight was charged with assault and battery after a fight at his home early Sunday, police said.

Police went to Knight's home in the 7500 block of Ashby Lane in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County about 4 a.m. Sunday. 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.

"When the officers arrived and did their investigation, there was enough probable cause to make an arrest on one party, and that was Mr. Knight," said a member of Fairfax County Police.

After the hospital police took Knight to a Fairfax County jail. He paid a $2,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 8.

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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