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."

Comments (43)
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dwm9ersfan
dwm9ersfan

What a fucking idiot

bagels1990
bagels1990

Yet another shining example of the National Felons League !

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

I think the whole 7 bills would be a great deterrent.

4bconsulting
4bconsulting

Simple question: If I did that what would my sentence be? He should get the same sentence I would get. There is no "privilege" for NFL players.

JBo
JBo

Well, at least the National Felons League is consistent. I mean, he was only making $310K and is now doing his best to throw it away over a $32 cab fare.

NFL=SNAFU.

MSK
MSK

How ya doin on the roids there Bates??? They better not let this POS off with an apology.

Peacekeeper 140
Peacekeeper 140

Roid rage much? 💉

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Give him the full seven years! It'll make see his "white privilege" didn't go so well!

nguz417
nguz417

Scumbag.....

negolien
negolien

Big shocker bet the da makes a deal and drops charges. Disgusting National Felons League

djb032
djb032

Well no wonder he couldn't pay the $32 cab fair....he only made $310K last year in the NFL.....he's sure to make more now that he has a felony record....everyone knows that in order to make the big money in the National Felony League, you got to have a felony

LEO0301
LEO0301

The sergeant should sue him. If that isn't "Black Brutality" I don't know what is.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

The NFL..They just keep turning out such fine upstanding "role models" like Trevor. That is until the NFL and its players goes right down the toilet. The rest of us cannot flush fast enough.

BOYCOTT THE NFL.

Stanracer
Stanracer

A new member if the National Felon League. Another underworked, overpaid so called athlete, entitled asshole. Hope he gets some jail time.

Saints
Saints

This guy or "any other player s" who commit any crime should be suspended for at least one year off the league... enough pampering this over grown babies!!!...

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Fucking entitled prick. I’m surprised he didn’t play the race card like the rest of the ones who do. Now he’ll be kneeling during the National anthem, saying how he shouldn’t have been arrested etc. If the team or NFL doesn’t do anything, then fuck both of them.

HookedCre8tions
HookedCre8tions

Blue Lives Do Matter, but why did you publish the pic of Detroit Lions players as a New England Patriots player???

Duder1897
Duder1897

Hopefully he gets the full 7 years.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

I refuse to watch ANY NFL Game!! Enough is enough!

I strongly encourage all my brothers and sisters to do the same.

I strongly encourage all law abiding citizens of this great country to do the same!!

College football and Friday night lights is the way to go!!

Skidoo
Skidoo

NFL can go to Hell.

RoxC
RoxC

That is why it is called the National Felons League or the Negro Felons League.

ForestJohn
ForestJohn

And for those who think steroids are not used any longer by professional football players. Classic example of roid-rage...

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

And to think that only a few years ago many sports stars were "role models" for kids. I guess they still are, only in different (wrong) roles. I hope he got tuned-up a bit after doing that.

Usaf9000
Usaf9000

If the NFL doesn’t fire him for that....

61mouse
61mouse

Her another social injustice prick ......NOT

RB2207
RB2207

He might get a small fine and nothing else. NFL will say they will "look into the allegations" and never speak of it again.

Mrs.Pfeifer
Mrs.Pfeifer

Punk ass bitch! Officer tried to calm you down while you throw a damn tantrum and you threw a punch? You deserve to be thrown out of the NFL where kids idolize people like you!!!

DeeBlue
DeeBlue

And of course nothing is going to happen to him Coward

BlueGladiator
BlueGladiator

Bates has a lot of problems. Hopefully he'll have plenty of time in prison to think about it. It is N.Y. and he may get a slap on the hands

JimW164
JimW164

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy at work in a worthless putz.

Reregirl
Reregirl

National Felons League.

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 !!

Sibyl_6
Sibyl_6

Sgt. O'Brien needs to sue him

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!

Dmoe63
Dmoe63

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

Sherry1969
Sherry1969

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