Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arrested in New York on Saturday.
He was booked on the 115th Precinct station home in the borough of Queens for allegedly not paying cab fare, police instructed the New York Daily News.
He refused to be fingerprinted and punched an officer in the face, the police instructed the paper.
“We are aware of the arrest of Trevor Bates earlier today in New York,” Lions basic supervisor Bob Quinn stated in a press release. “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.”
The 6-foot-2, 247-pound backup was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for a psychiatric analysis authorities stated.
Bates appeared in 9 video games this season with three tackles.
The 25-year-old is in his first season with the Lions.
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