Lions Linebacker Arrested For Allegedly Skipping Cab Fare, Slugging Cop In Queens

Trevor Bates

Trevor Bates

A former University of ME football star from Westbrook who now plays for the NFL's Detroit Lions was arrested early Saturday morning in New York, according to a report in the New York Post.

Bates, 25, was taken to a police precinct house for refusing to pay the $32 yellow taxi fare from Manhattan to the Hampton Inn in Queens, the prosecutor said.

The assaulted officer was treated at Presbyterian Hospital-Queens, and diagnosed with a concussion.

It happened after Bates refused to be fingerprinted by the sarge. Bates, however, allegedly "refused to be printed and became increasingly agitated", punching O'Brien after the sergeant "attempted to calm" him.

Lions executive vice president and general manager Bob Quinn released a statement Saturday acknowledging he was aware of Bates' situation.

He spent time with both the New York Giants and New England Patriots in 2017 before playing nine games for the Lions in 2018.

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"We have not spoken to Trevor as of yet and are still in the process of gathering more information", he said in a statement.

He is facing a felony charge for assaulting an officer, theft, and resisting arrest.

Quinn was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 National Football League draft.

After short spells with the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, Bates was eventually picked up by the Lions in May a year ago.

Bates is a linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the NFL.

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