Ex-MLBer Russell Branyan arrested for stalking


Former major leaguer Russell Branyan was arrested Saturday in Tennessee for aggravated stalking and violation of bail conditions, the Williamson County Sheriff's Office said, according to Josh Breslow of WKRN.com.

A department spokesperson said Branyan bonded out of jail, reports Breslow. The sheriff's office didn't explain the reason for the charges against Branyan.

This is the second time in roughly a month that the former 14-year veteran has been arrested. Branyan was charged with felony aggravated assault on Sept. 12, per Breslow.

According to a warrant from that incident, Branyan grabbed his girlfriend by the back of her neck and strangled her. The 44-year-old's girlfriend reportedly suffered injuries to her face, neck, and arm.

Branyan played in a combined 1,059 games with 10 teams, which included stints with the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, and Seattle Mariners.

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