NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bates T.J. Jones Jersey
, a linebacker for the Detroit Lions, was arrested Saturday in New York on charges that he failed to pay a taxi fare and then punched a police officer, who suffered a concussion.Bates faces charges including assault, resisting arrest, theft of services and obstructing governmental administration after police were called around 1:30 a.m. to a hotel near LaGuardia Airport, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.Bates Kerry Hyder Jersey
, 25, was taken to a police precinct house for refusing to pay the $32 yellow taxi fare from Manhattan to the Hampton Inn in Queens, the prosecutor said.Bates, originally from Maine, is being held pending arraignment. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer.At the precinct house, Bates was told that as long as there were no outstanding warrants Zach Zenner Jersey
, he would receive only a desk appearance ticket and be allowed to leave, Brown said. The prosecutor said Bates refused to be fingerprinted and became increasingly agitated.As Sgt. James O’Brien tried to calm him down, Brown said, the athlete punched him in the face and was hit with a stun gun to subdue him.O’Brien suffered a concussion and needed stitches over his left eye, according to the prosecutor. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Bates was taken to a hospital in Queens for evaluation.The Lions’ general manager Quandre Diggs Jersey
, Bob Quinn, said in a statement that the team is aware of Bates’ arrest but has no further comment for now.If convicted, Bates faces between probation and up to seven years in prison.Bates is in his first season with the Lions, appearing in nine games. ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have placed linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin on injured reserve with a neck injury.Detroit promoted defensive end Eric Lee from the practice squad to fill the roster spot Wednesday.Reeves-Maybin is tied for the team lead with six tackles on special teams and he had seven tackles on defense this season. Lee has played in five games this season with the Lions, making two tackles. He started in five games and played in six last season with the New England Patriots for defensive coordinator Matt Patricia Theo Riddick Jersey
, who is now leading the Lions.Detroit (4-8) plays at Arizona (3-9) on Sunday.