Former slugger Mitchell accused of punching golfer

BY foxsports • September 16, 2010

Former San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres slugger Kevin Mitchell faces assault charges after he was accused of punching a man in the head at a golf club in July.

Mitchell has pleaded not guilty to battery and assault and a judge ordered Wednesday that he stand trial Nov. 3. If convicted of both counts, he faces a maximum of four years in prison.

Mitchell, the National League's MVP in 1989 while he played for the San Francisco Giants, is free on $25,000 bail.

The 48-year-old is accused of punching another golfer at the Bonita Golf Club course several times on the head. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Mitchell was apparently upset because the golfer had spoken disparagingly about him earlier. The other man says he suffered a concussion.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune,