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. 


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