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Detroit Lions linebacker arrested for hitting a police sergeant

Trevor Bates of the Detroit Lions and a former University of Maine standout was arrested in Queens, NY.

Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates a former small school linebacker from the University of Maine, was being booked for refusing to pay his cab fare at the 115th Precinct stationhouse in Jackson Heights when he suddenly refused to be fingerprinted around 4 a.m., according to police reports.

Then he said he didn’t like a sergeant standing nearby and punched the officer in the face, authorities said.

Bates was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2016 NFL draft. He won Super Bowl LI with the New England Patriots, beating the Atlanta Falcons.

He was recently signed by Matt Patricia and the Lions after a short stint in New York with the Giants.

Bates recorded 17 sacks in his final three seasons with the Maine Black Bears. As a junior, he recorded seven pass deflections and three interceptions to be named team MVP.

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