Assault Charges Dismissed Against Washington Nationals TV Analyst

There's still not a lot of clarity about what led to Ray Knight's arrest last October.
Assault Charges Dismissed Against Washington Nationals TV Analyst
Photo via Fairfax County Police Department.

Washington Nationals TV analyst Ray Knight has resolved the legal fallout from his bizarre—and still mysterious—altercation with a 33-year-old man that got him arrested and charged with assault and battery last October.

In Fairfax County court Monday, lawyers for Knight and the alleged victim, who has not been named, said they’d reached an agreement to resolve the matter, and the charges were dismissed. No details were provided and the lawyers declined to elaborate after the brief hearing. Neither Knight, 65, nor the alleged victim appeared in court.

Not much is known about the fight that led to Knight’s arrest or the details of the agreement to resolve it. On October 23, the Fairfax County Police Department released the following statement:

“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.”

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Luke Mullins is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine focusing on the people and institutions that control the city’s levers of power. He has written about the Koch Brothers’ attempt to take over The Cato Institute, David Gregory’s ouster as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, the collapse of Washington’s Metro system, and the conflict that split apart the founders of Politico.