NBA Rumor: Jaxson Hayes Arrest

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TMZ Sports has obtained LAPD body camera footage of Jaxson Hayes’ arrest … and the NBA hooper appears to shove a police officer, sending him careening into a wall. The video starts with cops approaching 6’11, 220-pound Hayes outside his GF’s L.A. house — after a woman called 911, claiming she received “disturbing” texts from her cousin who claimed Hayes was “getting loud and violent,” adding she was “scared and couldn’t call the police herself.”

Once on the scene, cops told 21-year-old Hayes they had to enter the home to make sure everyone was safe … but Hayes objected. Hayes eventually attempted to retreat inside … but officers blocked his path. Police attempted to cuff Hayes … and that’s when the situation turned violent. Hayes appears to forcefully shove an officer … sending him slamming into an exterior wall of the home. Police later said the officer was injured during the incident … and required medical treatment. Officers then wrestled Hayes — who was struggling with the cops — to the ground. He is heard on video saying “I can’t breathe.”

Will Guillory: The LAPD released this statement today on the Jaxson Hayes arrest. They say the arrest was captured on an officer’s body cam and is being reviewed by the Force Investigation Division bc force may have been applied to Hayes’ neck.

None of the neighbors who spoke with The Times-Picayune said they could see the incident that reportedly took place between Hayes and the LAPD members. But one described hearing a pop that she first feared had been a gunshot but was consistent with a stun gun being fired. And another neighbor recounted getting a clear view of “a very tall gentleman being taken away in an ambulance.” “It was scary, scary screaming,” a neighbor said. Another added: “It was a sh–load of screaming, and then the cops pulled up.”

Jaxson Hayes arrested

New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes — the #8 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft — was arrested after an alleged violent altercation with police, TMZ Sports has learned … and it apparently got so extreme, the hooper and a cop were taken to a hospital. 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.
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September 27, 2021 | 10:23 am EDT Update