A Detroit Lions linebacker was arrested a few days ago in New York City after he ran out on a taxi cab without paying and punched a cop after he was arrested.
The incident caused quite a stir and now the police are breaking their silence and it ain’t pretty for this massive goon or his NFL enablers.
The NFL has consistently looked the other way at the criminal antics in its organizations, to say nothing of the doctors who pass out free pain narcotics like candy. They need to clean up their act.
From The New York Post:
Things began going out of bounds for Trevor Bates, 25, at around 3 a.m., when he was arrested in front of the Hampton Inn Hotel in East Elmhurst near Laguardia Airport for refusing to pay the $32 cab fare from Manhattan, officials said.
The 6-foot-2, 247-pound player — who spent 2017 on the practice squads of the Patriots and the Giants — was planning to head to his native Maine on a connecting flight, his family told The Post.
Instead, he was taken to the 115th Precinct for processing.
But something apparently set the NFLer off when Sgt. James O’Brien approached him to escort him to be fingerprinted, Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins told The Post.
“The sergeant assured him that it was no big deal. He told him, ‘You’ll get scanned. You’ll get paper. You’ll get a court date,’” Mullins said. But Bates, who is originally from Maine, refused to be fingerprinted, police said.
“Out of the clear blue sky, he just wailed on the sergeant. The sergeant said he never saw it coming,” Mullins said.
It took multiple cops to subdue the raging player — and even a Taser didn’t help, Mullins said.
“They Tased him and he ripped the prongs out” of his body, Mullins said.
The union ripped into Bates — and the NFL later in the day.
“Trevor Bates acted beyond that of a wild animal,” the SBA tweeted Saturday. “He’s dog crap and the NFL condones criminals.”
Trevor Bates acted beyond that of a wild animal. He refused to be fingerprinted, showed disdain for the officers & decided to punch a Sgt in the face. Fighting with officers he was tasered & ripped the taser prongs from his body. He’s dog crap and the NFL condones criminals. https://t.co/sAd9rMKWHb
— SBA (@SBANYPD) January 26, 2019
Now, according to a report from the Hill, the cops are being accused of racism?
Joo-Hyun Kang, director of Communities United for Police Reform, decried the “racist” language used by the union.
“If the allegations against Bates, including not paying his cab fare are true, he should be held accountable,” she told the Times. “But the constant use by N.Y.P.D. unions of racist dog whistles to dehumanize and criminalize black communities must be condemned, and end.”