Ex-NFL Player James Hardy Arrested for Attacking Police

James Hardy

Ex-NFL Player James Hardy Arrested for Attacking Police

The former pro wide receiver reportedly injured at least three cops in a Los Angeles incident Sunday.

Published May 5, 2014

Former NFL wide receiver James Hardy III was arrested for felony obstruction of justice Sunday after attacking and injuring at least three police officers during a violent arrest in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, when cops were called to an apartment complex in downtown L.A. on Sunday afternoon, Hardy refused to cooperate and got increasingly aggressive to the point where he injured at least three police officers.

The celebrity news site adds that officers eventually used a taser to subdue Hardy, but even then needed several cops to ultimately take the 6-6, 200-plus-pound Hardy into custody. Hardy was later admitted to a hospital.

A law enforcement source also told TMZ that Hardy may have been under the influence at the time of the incident.

Hardy, 28, was a second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played for Buffalo in the 2008 and 2009 seasons before being cut in September 2010. He then signed with the Baltimore Ravens in January 2011, but again was cut due to nagging injuries before the start of the 2011 season. Hardy has spent the last two years playing arena football.

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