NEW YORK (AP) – Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates is undergoing a psychological evaluation after his weekend arrest on charges he failed to pay a taxi fare and punched a police officer.
Authorities said Monday that the 25-year-old Bates’ remained under evaluation at a New York City hospital, delaying his arraignment on charges including assault, resisting arrest and theft of services.
Bates’ agent didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
Bates was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel near LaGuardia Airport after allegedly refusing to pay a $32 cab fare for a ride from Manhattan.
Police say they were ready to let Bates go with an appearance ticket if he didn’t have any outstanding warrants, but he refused to be fingerprinted and punched a sergeant in the face, causing a concussion.
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