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.