NFL Star Punches NYPD Sergeant In Face

Detroit Lion Trevor Bates became agitated after being arrested for not paying a $32 cab fair and punched a cop.

New York, NY – National Football League linebacker Trevor Bates allegedly pummeled a New York Police Department sergeant after he was arrested for refusing to pay a $32 cab fare at a New York hotel.

Bates was taken to a Queens police station when he flew into a rage, according to the New York Post.

The police sergeant came over to calm down Bates, who in the holding cell.

Sgt. James O’Brien told Bates he had to be fingerprinted but Bates refused, according to the police.

Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said Sgt. O’Brien assured him that it was no big deal and told Bates, “You’ll get scanned. You’ll get paper. You’ll get a court date.”

Mullins said that out of the blue, Bates attacked Sgt. O’Brien, who never saw the attack coming.

Sgt. O’Brien was punched in the left eye and was momentarily blinded, according to Mullins.

Several police officers had to subdue Bates. Police used a Taser on him but the NFL player just ripped the prongs out, according to Mullins.

Sgt. O’Brien was taken to the hospital and was released after being treated for a concussion, according to the New York Post. Sgt. O’Brien received three stitches above his eye, according to police.

Bates, 25, will be charged with second-degree assault, obstructing governmental administration, theft of services and resisting arrest, according to the New York Post.

If convicted, Bates, who is 6-foot-2 and 247 pounds, could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

Bates had a salary of $310,585 in 2018. Bates played in nine games this past season for the Detroit Lions. He was a seventh-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2016 NFL draft.

"We are aware of the arrest of Trevor Bates earlier today in New York," said Lions general manager Bob Quinn, according to ESPN. "We have not spoken to Trevor as of yet and are still in the process of gathering more information. The Detroit Lions will have no further comment at this time."

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Sherry1969
Sherry1969

This guy Bates is the person Sanford and Son Red Fox was referring to when he said “Big Dummy”.

Dmoe63
Dmoe63

Anyone who is convicted of any assaults unprovoked should be banned from the NFL.

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

It's because of idiots like him and krappernick that I don't watch football. Fools like him don't deserve to breathe!

Sibyl_6
Sibyl_6

Sgt. O'Brien needs to sue him

LynnSB
LynnSB

What do you bet that the Judge won't do Sh*t about this POS !! Let him off with a warning -- don't want to damage his career in the League of FELONS !!