NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on charges accusing him of punching a New York City law enforcement officer following he was taken to a precinct household for failing to shell out a taxi fare.
Bates, 25, pleaded not responsible to charges of assault, resisting arrest, theft of solutions and obstruction of governmental administration.
Bates has been hospitalized considering the fact that his Jan. 26 arrest and was arraigned through a video clip hookup.
Bates’ attorney, Eric Breslin, mentioned they ended up seeking ahead to “resolving this method in an expeditious and satisfactory trend.”
Bates was arrested all-around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at a resort in the vicinity of LaGuardia Airport following allegedly refusing to shell out a $32 cab fare for a ride from Manhattan.
Police have mentioned they ended up completely ready to permit Bates go with an visual appeal ticket if he didn’t have any superb warrants, but that Bates refused to be fingerprinted and punched a sergeant in the facial area.
Sgt. James O’Brien, who was strike as he attempted to tranquil Bates down, experienced a concussion and essential 3 stitches more than his remaining eye, law enforcement mentioned.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Bates was subdued with a stun gun and taken to a medical center.
Bates’ agent mentioned very last week that his alleged actions “are in no way a reflection of who he is as a particular person” and “not at all reliable with the man and friend we know him to be.”
“At this time our priority is to guarantee that Trevor receives the assist he requires and that the privateness of the parties included be revered,” agent Jeff Jankovich mentioned in a Jan. 28 statement.
Bates, who’s from Westbrook, Maine, and played college or university soccer at the University of Maine, joined the Lions very last yr and appeared in 9 game titles.
He was drafted in 2016 by the Indianapolis Colts and was on the follow squads of the New England Patriots and New York Giants.
Lions typical supervisor Bob Quinn has mentioned that the crew is conscious of Bates’ arrest but had no even more remark.
Judge Karina Alomar established Bates’ bail at $5,000 hard cash or $10,000 bond. His next hearing is scheduled for March 8.
Bates faces up to seven a long time in prison if convicted.
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