Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arrested for failing to pay a cab fare early Saturday morning and then assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, a New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed
According to police, Bates was arrested around 3 a.m. for failure to pay cab fare. He was then taken to the 115th Precinct to be processed. Bates refused to be fingerprinted, police said. Bates said he did not like the officer and when a sergeant entered the processing area, Bates punched the sergeant in the eye. Bates, 25, is facing a felony charge of assaulting a police officer and misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest and failing to pay a cab fare. Bates is currently in custody awaiting a court date.