New York — Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on fees he punched a New York Town law enforcement officer after he was taken to a precinct home for failing to spend a taxi fare.
Bates, 25, pleaded not responsible to fees 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 via a video clip hookup.
Bates’ attorney, Eric Breslin, explained they have been on the lookout forward to “resolving this fashion in an expeditious and satisfactory manner.”
Bates was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at a hotel around LaGuardia Airport after allegedly refusing to spend a $32 cab fare for a experience from Manhattan.
Police have explained they have been all set to let Bates go with an look ticket if he didn’t have any excellent warrants, but that Bates refused to be fingerprinted and punched a sergeant in the confront.
Sgt. James O’Brien, who was hit as he experimented with to tranquil Bates down, endured a concussion and needed three stitches above his still left eye, law enforcement explained.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Bates was subdued with a stun gun and taken to a medical center.
Bates’ agent explained past week that his alleged actions “are in no way a reflection of who he is as a person” and “not at all consistent with the gentleman and close friend we know him to be.”
“At this time our precedence is to be certain that Trevor receives the assist he needs and that the privateness of the functions concerned be respected,” agent Jeff Jankovich explained in a Jan. 28 assertion.
Bates, who’s from Westbrook, Maine, and performed university soccer at the College of Maine, joined the Lions past yr and appeared in 9 video games.
He was drafted in 2016 by the Indianapolis Colts and was on the practice squads of the New England Patriots and New York Giants.
Lions typical manager Bob Quinn has explained that the group is aware of Bates’ arrest but experienced no additional comment.
Judge Karina Alomar set Bates’ bail at $5,000 hard cash or $10,000 bond. His future hearing is scheduled for March 8.
Bates faces up to seven many years in prison if convicted.