Pelicans’ Jaxson Hayes Hospitalized After Alleged Brawl With Police

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 11: Jaxson Hayes #10 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during a preseason game against the Utah Jazz at the Smoothie King Center on October 11, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Pelicans’ Jaxson Hayes Hospitalized After Alleged Brawl With Police

He was also arrested after the incident.

PUBLISHED ON : JULY 28, 2021 / 02:07 PM

Written by Paul Meara

New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was reportedly arrested after an alleged fight with police that was so serious he and an officer were taken to the hospital.

TMZ reports that cops were called to a Los Angeles-area home over a domestic disturbance on Wednesday morning (July 28). When officers tried checking on the people inside, the 21-year-old former top 10 draft pick attempted to keep them from entering.

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According to the website, the interaction between Hayes and law enforcement escalated until a fight broke out and he was tased in the process. Officers also reportedly called for backup.

Subsequently, Hayes was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries as well as one of the officers in the scuffle.

Hayes is expected to be booked for felony battery on a police officer. The alleged domestic incident is still under investigation, with both parties being cooperative.

Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

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