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Report: Lions LB Trevor Bates Allegedly Assaulted Police Officer After Arrest

A general view of the Detroit Lions stadium with an American flag on the field.

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: General view of Ford Field before the game between Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals on September 10, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

An NFL linebacker is accused of assaulting a police officer after he was arrested for failing to pay a cab fare early Saturday. According to a report from the New York Post, Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arrested around 3:00 a.m. ET for skipping out on a cab fare.

After he was booked into the 115th Precinct, he allegedly punched a sergeant in the face as the cops attempted to fingerprint him.

The New York Post has more details:

Bates was taken to the 115th Precinct for processing, where he punched a sergeant in the left eye as the cop attempted fingerprint him, police said.

The sergeant had been trying to calm Bates, who was irate in his holding pen, police sources said.

Additional officers were called in to help secure Bates, who was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

The sergeant was taken to a nearby hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion and received three stitches above his eye.

Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn said the team is aware of the incident.

"We are aware of the arrest of Trevor Bates earlier today in New York. We have not spoken to Trevor as of yet and are still in the process of gathering more information," Quinn said in a statement.

Bates is a former seventh-round pick of the Indianapolis colts.