Detroit Lions player sent for psychic exam after punching cop

21 days ago

New York City news, New York news.

Reports say that the Detroit Lions linebacker was sent to the hospital for a mental exam after he allegedly punched a member of the New York City Police Department in the eye.

The incident occurred when the officer wanted to take Trevor Bates's, 25, fingerprints after his arrest on a charge of skipping out on a cab fare.

Reports said that the player became angry while being fingerprinted. He punched the officer who has a cut over his eye and a concussion.

Bates was charged with falling to pay taxi fare, punching a police officer in the eye, assault theft of services and obstructing governmental administration.

The player was drafted by the Indianapolis colts in the seventh-round in 2016.