New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was reportedly arrested after a confrontation with police turned violent enough to put him and an officer in the hospital.


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According to TMZ Sports, police were called to a Los Angeles-area home for a domestic disturbance early Wednesday. Upon arriving at the scene, they found Hayes unwilling to let law enforcement enter the premises. Hayes became combative with cops, leading to a scuffle that led to Hayes being tased.

Hayes has yet to be charged with a crime, but he’ll reportedly be booked for felony battery on a police officer. The domestic disturbance that originally set off this incident is still being investigated by police, but according to TMZ, both parties are not cooperating. 

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The Pelicans, who chose Hayes 8th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, released a statement about the incident on Wednesday afternoon.