Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on charges accusing him of punching a New York Metropolis law enforcement officer just after he was taken to a precinct dwelling for failing to fork out a taxi fare.
Bates, 25, pleaded not responsible to charges of assault, resisting arrest, theft of providers and obstruction of governmental administration.
Bates has been hospitalized due to the fact his Jan. 26 arrest and was arraigned through a video hookup.
Bates’ attorney, Eric Breslin, reported they were being wanting forward to “resolving this fashion in an expeditious and satisfactory manner.”
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Bates was arrested all-around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at a resort near LaGuardia Airport just after allegedly refusing to fork out a $32 cab fare for a trip from Manhattan.
Police have reported they were being ready to enable Bates go with an look ticket if he did not have any remarkable warrants, but that Bates refused to be fingerprinted and punched a sergeant in the deal with.
Sgt. James O’Brien, who was strike as he attempted to tranquil Bates down, experienced a concussion and needed a few stitches in excess of his left eye, law enforcement reported.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Bates was subdued with a stun gun and taken to a hospital.
Bates’ agent reported previous week that his alleged actions “are in no way a reflection of who he is as a individual” and “not at all dependable with the man and buddy we know him to be.”
“At this time our precedence is to make certain that Trevor gets the assistance he demands and that the privacy of the parties concerned be respected,” agent Jeff Jankovich reported in a Jan. 28 statement.
Bates, who’s from Westbrook, Maine, and performed school soccer at the College of Maine, joined the Lions previous 12 months and appeared in 9 online games.
He was drafted in 2016 by the Indianapolis Colts and was on the observe squads of the New England Patriots and New York Giants.
Lions standard supervisor Bob Quinn has reported that the staff is conscious of Bates’ arrest but had no further more remark.
Judge Karina Alomar set Bates’ bail at $5,000 dollars or $10,000 bond. His upcoming hearing is scheduled for March 8.
Bates faces up to seven yrs in prison if convicted.