Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arrested today in New York after refusing to pay his cab fare.
Bates later punched a police officer in the face, police told told Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy of the New York Daily News.
“We are aware of the arrest of Trevor Bates earlier today in New York,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn said in a statement. “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.”
Cops subdued the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Bates and took him to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was to have a psychiatric evaluation.
Bates was calm when he was picked up an hour earlier when he allegedly refused to pay his livery cabbie outside the Hampton Inn Hotel on Ditmars Blvd. near 23rd Ave. in East Elmhurst.
Cops didn’t say how much Bates owed the driver.
The 25-year-old played sparingly during the 2018 season, recording three tackles.
Unfortunately this could be the end of a short lived career.
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