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Pelicans’ Jaxson Hayes arrested after fisticuffs with cops

Pelicans, Jaxson Hayes

New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was arrested after an alleged brawl with the police. It was reported that both Hayes and the cop suffered some minor injuries after the violent altercation.

Via TMZ Sports:

We’re told law enforcement were called to an LA area home for a domestic disturbance early Wednesday morning and when cops attempted to check on the parties involved, 21-year-old Hayes tried like hell to keep them from entering the premises.

Sources tell us 6’11”, 220-lb. Hayes got combative with cops and a fight broke out, with the ex-Texas Longhorns star getting tased in the middle of the scuffle.

Hayes is expected to be booked for felony battery on a police officer. Cops are still investigating the initial alleged domestic incident, but both parties have been uncooperative.

Hayes was drafted by the Pelicans with their 8th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. In his two-year stay with the franchise, the young athletic center flashed some of his potential on both ends of the floor, as the Pelicans’ big averaged 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds while blocking at least one shot per game in limited minutes.

Hayes is known for his energy on the court which is infectious to his teammates. He is also one of the few athletic big men who love posterizing the opposing team. Hayes is expected to come off the bench next season as New Orleans traded for another center in Jonas Valanciunas from the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pels will look to compete for a playoff spot in a tough Western Conference.