Jaxson Hayes was arrested in the Los Angeles area early Wednesday morning after an alleged altercation with a police officer, TMZ Sports reported. That was merely the tip of the iceberg as more information came out as to what he did on this day.
The New Orleans Pelicans center reportedly pushed a cop into a wall and resisted arrest for over 2 minutes before police were finally able to arrest him.
“Police tell us they received a call for a “domestic dispute” around 2:50 AM Wednesday morning … and when they responded to the location of the alleged incident, officers say they made contact with Hayes in the front yard.
Cops say while talking to Jaxson, the 6’11” hooper attempted to go inside. They ordered him to stop, but he didn’t listen … and then things turned physical. Police claim Hayes pushed an officer into a wall.
LAPD says the 2 officers were able to get Jaxson to the ground, but he continued to resist — and attempted to get up.
Police say a taser was deployed twice during the fight — which they say lasted “approximately 2 and a half minutes” before they were able to cuff Hayes.”
A police officer was also treated for injuries.
“We have been made aware of the incident involving Jaxson Hayes,” the Pelicans said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “We are working in conjunction with the NBA and Jaxson’s representatives to gather more information and will have no further comment at this time.”
Hayes, the No. 8 pick in the 2019 NBA draft, averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Pelicans last season.