Knight, 65, did not have a spotless history before the incident. In October 2017, he was arrested for assault-and-battery in connection with an incident at the home he was renting in Alexandria — an altercation that left Knight with a bite on his hand so severe it required stitches. The charges were dropped after he reached a deal with the other party, an unnamed male acquaintance.
He is often a fiery, unfiltered on-air presence, well-known for his candor and occasional inability to mask his feelings about Nationals' shortcomings. The former major league manager and World Series MVP, Knight played 13 seasons in the big leagues, and split that time between Reds, Astros, Mets, Orioles and Tigers.
MASN has yet to decide who will join Nats Xtra host Johnny Holliday in Knight’s place.