New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was reportedly involved in a disturbing altercation with the police this week.
According to TMZ Sports, Hayes was arrested on Wednesday morning after an alleged violent altercation with the police at an “LA area home.”
TMZ is reporting that the police showed up to the area because of a domestic disturbance that occurred earlier in the day. When the cops tried to enter the premises, Hayes allegedly held them back. This eventually led to a brawl between Hayes and the police.
Hayes was tased by the police during this alleged scuffle. He was then taken to a nearby hospital to have his minor injuries treated.
A police officer involved in this brawl also had to go to a nearby hospital for treatment. The officer’s condition is unknown at this time.
NBA's Jaxson Hayes Arrested, Hospitalized After Alleged Brawl With Cops https://t.co/DFAplKTW9X
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 28, 2021
The alleged domestic disturbance is still being investigated by the police at this time. Nonetheless, Hayes is expected to be booked for felony battery on a cop.
Obviously, this is not the type of news that New Orleans wanted to wake up to this Wednesday.
Hayes, 21, was the eighth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Pelicans this past season.
The Pelicans haven’t released a statement yet on Hayes’ arrest.