Ex-slugger Hamilton charged with injuring child

Former baseball slugger Josh Hamilton was indicted on a child-abuse charge, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.A grand jury in Tarrant County, Texas, on Monday handed up the indictment on a charge of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, a third-degree felony. The case stems from an alleged incident involving Hamilton and one of his daughters, then 14, last September.Hamilton had turned himself in on Oct. 30 in connection with the case, and he was released that day on $35,000 bond. A condition of the bond was that he not have any contact with any child under 17, according to CBSDFW.com.The timetable for Hamilton’s case remains unclear with the Tarrant County court closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.After Hamilton’s bond hearing in October, his attorney issued a statement: “Josh Hamilton voluntarily surrendered himself to Tarrant County authorities today. Mr. Hamilton is innocent of the charge against him and looks forward to clearing his name in court.”According to multiple media outlets, Hamilton is accused of an injuring his daughter during a disagreement at his home in Keller, Texas. The girl reportedly first told Hamilton’s ex-wife of the incident.The girl told police that Hamilton cursed at her during a disagreement and threw a water bottle at her chest. He then reportedly grabbed a chair out from under her feet, causing her to fall and bruise her hip, and allegedly threw the chair at her.