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NBA: Pelicans’ Jaxson Hayes arrested after altercation with police

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New Orleans Pelicans center/forward Jaxson Hayes was reportedly arrested early Wednesday morning after an altercation with police in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, police went to a house after receiving a call about a domestic disturbance. Hayes reportedly intervened and tried to prevent officers from entering the house.

The dispute escalated, leading to police to use a Taser on the 21-year-old Hayes.

The Pelicans confirmed they were informed about the situation.

“We have been made aware of the incident involving Jaxson Hayes,” the Pelicans said in a statement. “We are working in conjunction with the NBA and Jaxson’s representatives to gather more information and will have no further comment at this time.”

Hayes reportedly could face a charge of felony battery on a police officer. He reportedly was treated at a hospital after being tased.

Hayes averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 60 games (three starts) last season. He was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2019 draft.

–Field Level Media

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